State Trooper Hurt After Alleged DUI Driver Hits Cruiser

BETHANY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A Connecticut state trooper received minor injuries after an alleged drunken driver hit the officer’s cruiser during a traffic stop.

Trooper First Class Kelly Grant says in a news release that the crash happened at around 12:34 a.m. Tuesday in Bethany on Route 69 near Gaylord Mountain Road. Grant says the trooper was conducting a motor vehicle stop and was sitting in the cruiser when another car crashed into it.

The trooper was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a minor injury.

Grant says the other driver, identified as Anthony Waiters, 32, of Waterbury was not hurt and was taken into custody for DUI, evading responsibility, and improper passing. Police say Waiters failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of .2265– nearly three times the legal limit.

The car that had been pulled over was not hit.

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