Connecticut officer faces drunk driving charge

-FILE- Plymouth Police Car (WTNH)

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Connecticut police officer had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit to drive when she was involved in a crash earlier this month.

The Republican-American reports that Plymouth Officer Kimberly Parrott was allowed to remain free on $500 bond after a court hearing Monday on a drunken driving charge. She did not attend. Her lawyer appeared on her behalf.

Police say 90 minutes after the April 1 crash in Bristol that snapped a utility pole the 45-year-old Parrott’s blood-alcohol level was almost .22. She was not injured. Police say she had bloodshot eyes and had trouble maintaining her balance.

Parrott is currently taking vacation time pending an internal investigation that could result in disciplinary action. She has worked for the Plymouth department since 2003.

___

Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s