Man With 5 DUI Convictions Arrested Again: Police

Richard Boughton State Police mug shot
Connecticut State Police

A Bristol man with who was previously convicted five times for driving under the influence is accused of impaired driving and going the wrong way on Route 72 in Plainville on Thursday evening. 

State police said they received several 911 calls reporting a driver going the wrong way on Route 72 West just after 8 p.m. 

Police looked at Department of Transportation cameras and said they showed the driver of a 1999 blue Ford Explorer with a trailer going the wrong way right before a crash. 

Richard Boughton, 47, of Bristol, failed field sobriety tests, according to state police, and was charged with operating while under suspension, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs of alcohol and operating the wrong way on a one-way highway. 

Bond was set at $50,000. 

Police said Boughton was convicted of five prior DUIs. 

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