State Trooper Accused of Driving While Impaired Arrested in Norwich

State police said she has been suspended.

A state trooper was arrested in Norwich, suspected of driving under the influence, and she has been suspended.

Norwich police said they received a call reporting an erratic driver on West Main Street at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, found the car and arrested 34-year-old Sarah Starkey.

State police said Starkey is a trooper at Troop E, which is based in Montville, and she has been with the department since 2013. She has been suspended until further notice.

Starkey was in her own vehicle when officers stopped her, according to Norwich police. 

She was charged with operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, evading responsibility, failure to drive right and unsafe movement from a stopped/standing position.

Starkey was released on a $250 non-surety bond and is due in court on Nov. 20.

No additional information has been released.

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