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Veteran Connecticut officer facing drunken driving charge

August 22, 2019

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — State police say a veteran Connecticut police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after allegedly sideswiping a truck on a highway and leaving the scene.

Police say Norwalk Officer Hector Delgado was on Interstate 95 north in Fairfield on Aug. 8 when he struck the truck. He is also charged with illegally carrying a firearm while under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane.

Delgado, a 26-year department veteran who in 2014 was named the city’s Officer of the Year, told The Hour that he “used poor judgment,” and is prepared to go through the court system and “face the consequences.”

The 46-year-old Delgado remains on duty but Chief Thomas Kulhawik will review the case before deciding on further action.

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