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Southbury – Trooper Suspected Of DUI Arrested

Multiple charges have been filed against a suspect involved in a crash in Southbury that injured two people.

On September 25, 37-year-old state trooper Sgt. John McDonald driving his vehicle on Route 188 when he failed to stop at a traffic junction, crashing into another vehicle with multiple occupants. A mother and a daughter were injured in the collision. The investigation that followed revealed that Sgt. McDonald was behaving erratically and was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was also overspeeding when the collision occurred. He is currently facing charges of DUI, reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign, and second-degree assault with a motor vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 2.

There are circumstances in this case that have yet to be released by officials considering its controversial nature. Having said that, authorities across the state are always expected to exhibit due diligence when investigating road-related incidents, particularly those involving DUI as it is a serious offense. Motorists suspected of this should be taken off the road, while people injured due to their negligent actions should be allowed to explore various legal avenues that can help them cope and eventually find closure.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


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