Plainfield Police have arrested a man who they said is a convicted felon who was found with a gun while intoxicated after a crash on Sunday night.
Officers were called to Green Hollow Road in Central Village around 7:30 p.m. after dispatch received a report of a one vehicle roll-over crash where the operator was reported to be intoxicated with a firearm, police said.
When officers arrived, they found 61-year-old Richard Baillargeon's vehicle off of the roadway in a ditch. Police located Baillargeon nearby hiding behind the vehicle.
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He initially would not exit from behind the vehicle, but officers said Baillargeon was eventually taken into custody after refusing medical treatment and failing a sobriety test.
Baillargeon, who police said is a convicted felon, is unable to possess firearms and was found to be in possession of a Winchester 20-gauge shotgun with ammunition. Officers said he attempted to conceal it in the treeline.
He is facing charges including felony possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, interfering with a police investigation, operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and failure to maintain proper lane.
Baillargeon was held at Plainfield Police Department on a $25,000 bond pending his arraignment at Danielson Superior Court on Monday.