CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE SERGEANT ARRESTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN OFF-DUTY MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Sgt John McDonald, a 13 year veteran of the Connecticut State Police was arrested on Tuesday November 19th after a lengthy investigation stemming from an accident that happened on September 25, 2019 that injured 2 people. In the arrest warrant, it states that McDonald was at the Black Hog Brewing company in Oxford at approximately 2:07 on the afternoon of September 25th where he consumed at least 8 beverages which appears to be beer according to video surveillance. After that, McDonald was seen taking another 5 beverages to an outdoor area. McDonald left the Black Hog at approximately 6:55, almost walking into a table before exiting.
McDonald was operating a gray Chevrolet Impala at 7:27 when he was involved in the aforementioned 2 car crash. An off duty officer who stopped to assist was asked by McDonald to help find his glasses and his cell phone. The off duty Officer, Sgt Boroski of Troop “A” in Southbury stated that there was a smell of alcoholic beverage coming from McDonald.
McDonald, who has been on paid administrative leave since November 14th, was charged with 2nd Degree assault with a Motor Vehicle, Failure to obey a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and reckless driving. McDonald was processed at Troop “I” in Bethany and released on a promise to appear. McDonald will be in court on December 2, 2019.
The penalty for 2nd degree motor vehicle assault is 1 year license suspension, 2 years ignition interlock device. 2nd degree motor vehicle assault is a class D felony.