(Vernon, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A UConn chemistry professor is facing charges after Vernon police say he was driving under the influence Saturday night.
Police say they initially pulled over 47-year-old Gabriel Fenteany for failing to signal as he pulled into a parking lot on Hartford Turnpike a little after 8:30 p.m.
They say he failed a field sobriety test.
Fenteany’s bond was set at $2,500.
On another front, police say they were called to Fenteany’s apartment last month on a welfare check.
Officers say he kicked and spit at a policeman, using a racial slur in the process.
Bond in that case is $100,000.
Fenteany ran afoul of the law last December when he was charged with urinating in a parking lot and damaging cars in Greenwich.
UConn says he’s been on administrative leave since that alleged incident.