Share story

BROOKLYN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper has had his police powers suspended after being charged with driving under the influence on New Year’s Day.

State police said Thursday that 47-year-old Trooper Patrick Dragon was arrested Jan. 1 in Brooklyn.

They say he failed a sobriety test after he was found sleeping in a vehicle with the engine running and loud music playing. He was off duty at the time.

Police say he has been working in an administrative capacity since his arrest.

Most Read Nation & World Stories

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

A number for a Patrick Dragon in Brooklyn went unanswered Friday and it was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.