Connecticut: State Trooper David Lavoie crashed his police car while driving DUI; suspended and on the glide path to being fired

Connecticut State Police

When a police officer is charged for DUI it means another police officer is doing the job right.

From Norwich Bulletin 

ASHFORD 2014-02-23 — A Connecticut State Trooper is facing a drunken-driving charge after crashing his cruiser on Route 44 early Wednesday morning, police said. Trooper David Lavoie, who lives in Tolland and was assigned to Troop C barracks in Tolland, was off duty when he crashed, state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said.

Vance said Lavoie has been suspended from his regular job and put on administrative duty as a result of the accident. The one-car accident happened shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to a state police news release.

The cruiser received extensive damage and was towed from the scene, police said. Lavoie, who had received a minor injury, was taken by ambulance to Windham Hospital, where he was treated and released, police said.

Lavoie was then arrested and released on $500 bail. He has been charged with drunken driving and failure to drive in an established lane. He is scheduled to appear March 5 in Danielson Superior Court. Troopers responded to the crash scene from Troop C, which covers Ashford. –