A brief court hearing was held yesterday in the drunk driving case against a state trooper accused of injuring a woman and her daughter in a Southbury crash.
Prosecutors in the case against Sgt John McDonald asked the judge for a continuance at the request of an attorney for the victims. McDonald has not entered a plea on charges of DUI, assault with a motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to obey a stop sign.
The case was continued to May 6th.
McDonald is accused of running a stop sign after leaving a colleague’s retirement party, where he was seen drinking prior to the crash. McDonald was not given a Breathalyzer test at the scene before being taken to a hospital, which he left before staff could take blood tests.
52-year old Lisa Conroy suffered an eye injury and 19-year-old Madison Conroy sustained injuries to her arm and wrist.
There is an ongoing state police internal affairs investigation into the party.