Police: Trooper Killed In Head-On Crash Was Drunk

Aaron Kupec
May 14, 2018 - 10:58 am

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WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - After more than three months, police have concluded their investigation into a head-on crash that claimed the life of an off-duty state trooper in Wolcott.

State Trooper Danielle Miller, 27, was drunk with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when she crashed her state-issued Ford Crown Victoria into a Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Aric Rivkin on Wolcott Road, the night of February 3, according to a report from a regional accident re-construction team. Investigators found Miller was going 57 miles per hour at the time of impact. 

Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens says some wrongly claimed Rivkin was at fault-- forcing him to move out of town.

Stephens says had Rivkin been in a car instead of a pickup-- he too would probably have died.