Million Dollars Bail Set for Driver in Crash Which Killed Trooper

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ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Prosecutors say a 32-year-old Enfield man was under the influence of four different drugs when he crashed his truck into a Connecticut state police cruiser, killing a trooper.

Michael Pajak was arraigned Tuesday on manslaughter and other charges in the death of Trooper Kenneth Hall, who was killed on Sept. 2 while making a traffic stop on the side on Interstate 91.

The Hartford Courant reports a Superior Court judge declared him “dangerous to society” Tuesday and set his bail at $1 million. He is due in Hartford Superior Court on Sept. 28.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles records show Pajak has twice been charged with driving under the influence, and has had his driver’s license suspended 10 times.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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