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Case continued against State Police Sgt accused of driving drunk, causing crash that injured two

A plea has not yet been entered by a Connecticut state police sergeant charged in DUI crash that injured a mother and her daughter.   37-year-old John McDonald made a brief court appearance yesterday and had his case continued to February 24th. 

The sergeant faces charges of assault with a motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to obey a stop sign for the September crash in Southbury.  

According to the arrest warrant, McDonald had about eight drinks at a colleague’s retirement party at an Oxford brewery.  He was not given a breathalyzer test on the scene and left the hospital without blood tests. 

State police are conducting an internal affairs investigation, and McDonald remains suspended.