- Associated Press - Sunday, August 17, 2014

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.

Police say Christopher Powers was off-duty at the time of the accident Friday night. Police say Powers failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right.

He and a passenger in the car he’s accused of hitting after failing to negotiate a turn were treated and released from hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

Powers was released on a $500 bond and his police authority has been suspended.

He’s due in court on Aug. 25.

A phone number could not be found for Powers and it wasn’t known Sunday if he’s represented by a lawyer.

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