Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cofield Accepted Into Alcohol Education Program

Cofield Accepted Into Alcohol Education Program: "In a proceeding that took less than 15 minutes, a judge who police say was drunk when she drove into a parked state police cruiser -- and who allegedly made racist remarks after the collision -- was accepted into an alcohol education program today in Superior Court in Manchester.

Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, 60, sideswiped the patrol car in a Route 2 construction zone in Glastonbury Oct. 9 and was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane. The state police initially said no one was injured, although the trooper's lawyer recently told the court the trooper had suffered some sort of arm injury.

Still, Judge William Bright Jr., opted to allow her to participate in the program, which, if successfully completed, could lead to the erasure of the charges against her in a year. Her next court date is Dec. 11, 2009."