Parolee Uses Power Outage To Slip Past Electronic Monitor
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — Though most Connecticut residents who lost power during the weekend storm tried to make the best of the situation, police say a Willington man who was out on parole tried to make the most of it.
Police say the convicted felon who lost power at his home during the weekend storm used the opportunity to leave home. Police who restrained and handcuffed 22-year-old Adem Bristol found he was on parole, wearing an ankle bracelet monitor and subject to electronic monitoring. After power went out to his home, Bristol thought he could leave, unnoticed.
But police say they did notice – since he was driving his motorcycle 60 miles on a partially residential street, blew through a stop sign and had no marker plate. Police notified his parole officer, who revoked Bristol’s parole.
He also is charged with interfering with an officer, traveling unreasonably fast, stop sign violation, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say the backup battery on such devices holds its charge only a few hours.