Branford police have arrested a man in connection with a drunk driving crash this summer that left his wife dead.
Authorities are charging 31-year-old Vincent Mauro with second degree manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and failure to drive right.
They say Mauro was traveling at a high rate of speed the night of August 18 when he veered off Bushy Plains Road and struck a large tree.
The accident killed his wife, 28-year-old Megan McAuliffe.
Branford Police Chief Kevin Halloran says Mauro’s “deliberate acts” were a significant cause in McAuliffe’s death.
According to investigators, Mauro’s blood alcohol level that night was .181, more than twice the legal limit in Connecticut.
He’s being held on $200,000 bond.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with any further information is asked to contact Branford Police.