Sunday, January 5, 2014

DUI program helps Connecticut offenders transition back to community

From left, Michelene Longo, correctional substance abuse counselor; Parole Officer Trudy Beaulieu; secretary Suzanne Kiniry; Parole Officer Dawn Rizzuto; Parole Officer Alan Piascik; Parole Manager Jennifer Bennett; Parole Officer Dave Skarzynski; Parole Officer Lushonda Howard; and Parole Officer Art Reardon of the Department of Correction’s DUI Unit are photographed at the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development in Cheshire. Arnold Gold — New Haven Register

By Charlotte Adinolfi
Register Staff
All it took was a quick ride down the dirt road near his house.
Kenneth, 48, of New Hartford, had been having a few drinks while he was working on his children’s quad before he decided to take the quad for a ride.
Somewhere along that road was a cop.
The officer pulled over Kenneth and arrested him on drunken driving charges.
Kenneth said if he had reached the 10-year mark and had not received any other offenses, his previous two DUI charges would not have been counted against him when he received that third offense.
“Unfortunately, I had gotten two prior to the 10-year mark,” Kenneth said. “I was six months away from it, not even. They took everything and ran it all together.”
Kenneth was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

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Blogger Eliseo Weinstein said...

It seems as if there is no longer any distinction between driving on a road with traffic or one that is just meant to be a private road. Dirt roads are not known for being busy, so it seems as if it should have been okay to drive down it. I'm sorry to hear about the sentence, and hope early release is an option.

Eliseo Weinstein @ JR's Bail Bonds

December 8, 2016 at 2:56 AM 

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