- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport police officer who’s a member of the department’s SWAT team is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a head-on crash in December that injured a 19-year-old woman.

The Connecticut Post reports that Officer John Carrano was placed on administrative duty after he was charged Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 23 crash in Stratford.

Police say the 33-year-old Carrano had been at a holiday party and had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit to drive.

Carrano had minor injuries, but the other driver suffered broken bones.

Chief Armando Perez said Carrano “is a good officer who made a terrible mistake.”

Carrano is free on $25,000 bail pending his April 4 arraignment. No lawyer was listed for him in online court records.

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

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