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Windham Patrol Check Results in Firearm Seizure, DUI Arrest

On Friday, 12/30/2022, at approximately 2:50 AM, Troopers assigned to Troop K – Colchester were performing a patrol check in the town of Windham. During the patrol check, Troopers located a black Audi stationary in the travel lane in front of 318 Jeffrey Road, with its engine running and its operator appearing to be asleep. Upon approaching the vehicle, Troopers observed several empty containers. consistent in appearance with alcoholic beverage containers, within the passenger compartment. A revolver-style handgun was also observed on the front passenger seat. In the interest of safety, Troopers secured the handgun prior to waking the operator, identified as Isaiah Degracia, DOB 08/05/1993, of Mansfield, and escorting him out of the vehicle. During their interactions, Troopers observed Degracia to be exhibiting signs of possible impairment. When asked, Degracia acknowledged that he did not possess a pistol permit. As a result of observations made during the on-scene investigation, Degracia was taken into custody and transported to Troop K in Colchester where he was processed and charged with the following:

C.G.S. 53a-213, Drinking While Driving

C.G.S. 53-206d(a), Illegal Carry of a Firearm while Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

C.G.S. 29-38, Illegal Possession of a Weapon in a Motor Vehicle

C.G.S.29-35(a), Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit

C.G.S.14-227a, Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

C.G.S.14-251(c), Improper Parking

C.G.S. 14-45(a)(1), Failure to Notify DMV of Change of Address

C.G.S. 14-12(a)*, Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

C.G.S. 14-213b, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Minimum Insurance

Degracia was later released on a $10,000.00 bond and is scheduled for arraignment at Danielson Superior Court, on 01/17/2023.

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