Plymouth police officer strikes pole in Bristol, charged with DUI

Published on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 20:50
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - A Plymouth police officer was charged with driving under the influence over the weekend after crashing into a utility pole in Bristol.

Kimberly Parrott, 45, of Terryville, is facing charges of operation while under the influence, restricted turns fail signal and failure to drive right.

She was released on a $500 non-surety bond after her arrest on Saturday.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court next Monday.

According to Bristol police, officers responded at 1:53 a.m. Saturday to the report of a motor vehicle accident in the area of 371 Terryville Ave.

Parrott, the driver of the vehicle, did not report any injuries after crashing into a utility pole, police said.

Police said her breath smelled of alcohol. Parrott failed multiple field sobriety tests before registering a 0.219 and a 0.217 on a breathalyzer. The legal limit in Connecticut is 0.08.

The police chief of Plymouth did not return a request for comment on Wednesday in regard to Parrott’s current status as an officer or whether any disciplinary action has been taken.

Plymouth Mayor David Merchant declined to comment.

The Plymouth Police Commission in October 2010 voted 4-1 to suspend Parrott for 90 days without pay after she allegedly harassed a state trooper following an affair with him. The trooper was also given a letter of reprimand for reportedly engaging in the affair while on-duty.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, , Bristol, General News, Plymouth, Forestville, Terryville on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 20:50. Updated: Friday, 7 April 2017 06:42.