Hartford trooper entrapped after drunk driver crashes through construction zone

(Image: Connecticut State Police)
(Image: Connecticut State Police)
(Image: Connecticut State Police)

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Connecticut State Police say Trooper Patrick Dwyer had to be extricated after a drunk driver rode up onto his cruiser while he was overseeing a construction zone on Maple Street.

At 11:11 p.m., the accused was driving his Jeep on Maple Street, or Route 3, near the I-91 interchange, when troopers say he sideswiped a crash truck on the perimeter of a construction site. Driving over a cement barrier, the driver, 43-year-old Michael Gauvin then rode up onto a Connecticut State Police cruiser, which troopers say was stationary with its lights on, monitoring the zone.

Michael Gauvin (Photo: Connecticut State Police)
Michael Gauvin (Photo: Connecticut State Police)

Trooper Patrick Dwyer was inside and entrapped, but he was successfully extricated and, along with the accused, transported to Hartford Hospital for minor injuries.

Gauvin was released from the Hartford Hospital and arrested, charged with DUI and failure to maintain proper lane. Police say Dwyer is still being treated at Hartford Hospital.

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