CT State Police Trooper arrested for operating under the influence in Norwich


A Connecticut State Police Trooper was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence in Norwich on Sunday evening. 

Police say at around 5:20 p.m., dispatch received a call about an erratic driver on West Main Street. Officers were then able to locate the vehicle and pull it over. 

The driver was identified as 34-year-old Sarah Starkey, a trooper with Troop E in Montville. She has been with the department since 2013. 

Starkey was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor/drugs, evading responsibility, failure to drive right and unsafe movement from stopped/standing position.

She was released on a $250 bond and will appear in court on November 20th. 

State Police said Starkey has been suspended until further notice.

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