‘Connecticut Officer Charged with DUI, Placed on Leave – NBC’

A police officer from Willimantic named Eduardo Garcia has been arrested and charged with drunk driving, reckless driving, and hit-and-run following a collision. According to the local police department, the officer has been put on administrative leave after the incident. The 25-year-old officer was off-duty at the time of the crash which occurred in front of 480 Main St., Willimantic around 2 a.m. on March 3. Following the incident, his police powers were suspended immediately and he was placed on paid administrative leave. Garcia later posted a $100,000 bond and was released with a court date set for April 9.

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