Candidate for Board of Alderman in Ansonia arrested for DUI

Courtesy: Ansonia Police Department

ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) — A candidate for the Board of Alderman in Ansonia has been arrested after he allegedly drove drunk in July.

Police say on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., 57-year-old Kevin Blake of Ansonia turned himself in on an active arrest warrant at the Ansonia Police Department. Blake was charged with driving under the influence and was released on a $500.000 bond with a court date of September 26 in Derby, police say.

According to officials, the arrest is the result of a motor vehicle accident that happened on July 29, 2017 on Franklin Street in Ansonia. In that accident, investigators say Blake struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle. After the accident, Blake was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, first responders say. Officers were able to obtain a search warrant for Blake’s medical records, which showed that his Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was .22 which is nearly three times the legal limit in the State of Connecticut.

The Ansonia Registrar’s Office says as of Tuesday at 6:38 p.m., Blake is still a candidate for Board of Alderman.