WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A lieutenant with the Waterbury Police Department was charged with DUI following an off-duty crash in October.
David Balnis, 55, was driving his pickup truck on Highland Avenue on Oct. 30 around 1:15 a.m. when police said he veered off the road and sideswiped a parked, unoccupied vehicle and fence. Balnis was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Investigators obtained an arrest warrant charging Balnis with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He turned himself in at the Waterbury Police Department Tuesday.
Balnis posted a $5,000 bond and is due in court on Dec. 8.
Waterbury police said Balnis would be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.