Efrain Morales, a sex offender, was charged with DUI after driving on the wrong side of Route 83 in Vernon. Oct 2012.
Updated: Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 1:58 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 11:56 AM EDT
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Vernon police say a man who kidnapped and raped a 6-year-old boy in 1997 has been charged with DUI after driving on the wrong side of Route 83.
Police say 43-year-old Efrain Morales of Mansfield was arrested early Sunday morning after an officer saw him driving the wrong way on a divided section of the road. Authorities say Morales failed several sobriety tests at the scene.
Morales was held on $25,000 bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.
The state's sex offender registry says Morales was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in Connecticut in 1998 and was released from prison last year. It's not clear where the attack happened.