(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.


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