A field sobriety test was not administered to a state police sergeant who crashed his cruiser seriously injuring two women last week. The Republican-American newspaper reports that Sgt. John McDonald of the Western District Major Crime Squad ran a stop sign near Waterbury-Oxford Airport and Route 188, pushing a car into a wooded area off the roadway.
A woman, her teen daughter and the trooper were taken to St Mary's Hospital.
Emergency Services executive assistant Brian Foley said in an emailed statement that medical treatment on scene of an accident supersedes immediate need for a field sobriety test. Witnesses said there was a state police retirement party at the Black Hog brewery.
Foley said he could not answer questions about McDonald’s whereabouts before the crash, citing the ongoing investigation.