PLYMOUTH - Charges have been dropped against an elderly man who had been accused of driving under the influence with a gun in his vehicle.
Daniel Morrone, 81, enrolled in a diversionary program last November in New Britain Superior Court. The program entailed a period of pretrial supervision and required him to avoid further arrests.
Morrone was scheduled to appear in court on Friday. According to judicial records, the case against him has been dropped.
He had been facing charges of operating under the influence, illegal possession of a weapon under the influence and failure to maintain lane.
According to police, Morrone was seen in the overnight hours of April 14, 2019, driving east on Main Street in an erratic manner. Police pulled him over and believe he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Morrone had a registered gun in the car, police said.
No injuries were reported.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.