Whether someone has a single drink with dinner or several at a club or party, they could end up facing a drunk driving charge if they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Many times, individuals don't realize they are over the legal limit or impaired when they drive after drinking. Whether that is the case for a Connecticut state police trooper is unknown, but the officer has been charged with drunk driving following an accident that occurred in mid February.
Last week, police arrested two bouncers employed at a bar located on Stillwater Avenue in Stamford, Connecticut on drug charges. Allegedly, the two bouncers had been distributing cocaine to the bar's patrons and were discovered with approximately 11 grams of the drug in their possession. The pair was charged on Friday with possession and sale of cocaine, as well as illegal possession of a weapon in their motor vehicle. After the bouncers posted bonds of $10,000 each, police released the two suspects.
Anyone, even those involved with enforcing the law, can be accused of a crime. In May 2012, a Connecticut police officer lost his job after being accused of theft and tampering with evidence. According to reports, the officer was accused of stealing $110 out of a total $322 that was seized during a drug bust. According to the officer's lawyer, he maintained his innocence at all times during the past few years.
An arrest doesn't automatically mean jail time, even when the evidence seems to suggest otherwise. There are often negotiating options available to someone who faces drug charges or other criminal allegations. When more than one suspect is involved in a particular crime, an effective defense strategy can make a difference in the outcome.