Driver Under the Influence Hits Construction Vehicle, Lands on Cruiser: Police

Michael Gauvin mug shot and Wetherfield Crash scene color

A 43-year-old East Hartford man was under the influence and violated the move-over law when he hit a construction vehicle and landed on top of a police cruiser in a construction zone on Route 3 at the Wethersfield-Glastonbury line on Thursday night, according to state police. 

Police said Michael Gauvin, 43, of East Hartford, sideswiped a crash truck with his Jeep Wrangler on Route 3 South, right before the onramp to Interstate 91 North at 11:15 p.m., hit a barrier in the median, rolled over and landed on top of a police cruiser. 

The trooper had minor injuries and was brought to Hartford Hospital. He is expected to be OK. The driver of the crash truck, which is designed to take the impact in the event of a crash, was treated at the scene.

Gauvin was also brought to Hartford Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. He has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain a proper lane.

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