- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to charges she drove drunk and hit a state worker on Route 15 last year.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/1Xzml3q ) 25-year-old Denisse Garcia entered the plea Thursday in Bridgeport to first-degree assault and driving under the influence. Prosecutors say the Trumbull woman is facing five years in prison when she’s sentenced May 18.

Police say state Department of Transportation worker Kevin Holloran was called to Route 15 in Stratford in April for a fatal crash.

The 55-year-old was struck by Garcia’s car as he was setting up traffic cones and flares around the crash scene. Police say he suffered permanent brain damage and four broken ribs.

Police say Garcia’s blood alcohol level was 0.12 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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