State Police Investigating Trooper Crash After Party

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October 09, 2019 - 9:42 am
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SOUTHBURY, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - Authorities are investigating a car crash involving a Connecticut State Police sergeant who had left a retirement party for a fellow trooper at a brewery.  

State police say they're trying to determine if Detective Sgt. John McDonald drank alcohol at the party before the Sept. 25 accident in Southbury that injured a woman and her 19-year-old daughter.  

The Republican-American reports more than 20 state troopers attended the party at an Oxford brewery.  

Brian Foley, an aide to state public safety Commissioner James Rovella, says a sobriety test was not performed on McDonald at the scene because he needed to be taken to a hospital.  

A message was left for McDonald Wednesday.  

No charges have been filed.  

Officials are also investigating the conduct of other troopers who attended the party.

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