Man facing drunken driving charge seeks pretrial program

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A veteran Connecticut police officer who was charged with drunken driving for allegedly sideswiping a truck on a highway has applied for an alcohol education program.

The Hour reports that Norwalk Officer Hector Delgado applied for the pretrial probation program during a court hearing Monday.

Police say Delgado was on Interstate 95 in Fairfield on Aug. 8 when he struck the truck and then fled the scene. He has also been charged with illegally carrying a firearm while under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane.

If the 26-year department veteran completes the program, the charges against him would be dismissed.

Delgado remains on duty.

Delgado and his lawyer declined to comment as they left the courthouse.

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