Wrong-Way Driver Arrested for DUI on I-395 in Plainfield
On Thursday, 11/24/2022, at approximately 5:28 AM, Troop D in Danielson received multiple 911 calls reporting a black SUV, displaying a Massachusetts registration, traveling southbound, at a high rate of speed, in the northbound lanes of I-395, in Plainfield. With the assistance of Plainfield Police, the vehicle was located and safely brought to a stop in the area of Exit 29, in Plainfield. Investigating Troopers observed that the vehicle operator, identified as Craig Obrien, DOB 10/27/1965, of North Grafton, Massachusetts, was exhibiting signs of possible impairment. After conducting an on-scene investigation and administering Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Obrien was taken into custody and transported to Troop D, where he was charged with the following:
CGS 14-227a Operating Under the Influence
C.G.S. 14-222 Reckless Driving
C.G.S. 14-237 Driving Wrong Way on a Limited Access Highway
Obrien was later released on a $500.00 cash/surety bond, and is scheduled for arraignment at Danielson Superior Court, GA 11, on 12/13/2022.
Thanks to the members of the public who immediately contacted 911, members of law enforcement were able to quickly take action and contain this potentially dangerous situation.