A former Bridgeport, Connecticut, police officer was arrested three times in the one day, twice for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police.
John Biehn, 39, of Southington, told Vernon police he was on the way home from a court appearance in Rockville when officers pulled him over for driving on the wrong side of Route 83 early Monday morning.
Police said Biehn was there to answer to an unrelated DUI charge out of Vernon.
According to police, Biehn failed a field sobriety test and was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and failure to drive in the proper lane.
He was taken to the Vernon Police Department and went home to his wife on a $2,500 non-surety bond, police said.
Hours later, Wallingford police arrested Biehn under suspicion of driving under the influence. After they released him from custody, he was picked up on a shoplifting charge in town, according to police.
Biehn, a former Bridgeport police officer, resigned from his position after being accused of going on a drunken shooting spree in a Bridgeport public housing complex 10 years ago.
No one was hurt, and Biehn ultimately pleaded guilty to a reckless endangerment charge. He served no prison time.
He is due back in court on Dec. 22 to answer to the most recent Vernon charges.