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Trooper’s cruiser rear-ended by DUI driver on I-84

August 30, 2018 GMT

A State Police cruiser was rear-ended on I-84 Wednesday by a driver who was arrested for DUI.

The crash happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. on I-84 east in Farmington.

Trooper Steven Chapman was following a highway construction vehicle in the right lane when his cruiser - that had its emer was rear-end by a vehicle at a high rate of speed.

Chapman was transported to Hartford Hospital for evaluation for possible injuries. His 2013 Ford cruiser had “moderate rear end damage,” according to the arrest report.

The driver of the 2014 Acura IIX 20 that hit was cruiser was identified as Alexandra Warzecho, 24, of Terryville.

Warzecho refused medical treatment, state police said.

According to the report, Warzecho “admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving and performed poorly during field sobriety testing.”

She was also determined to be in possession of drug paraphrenalia.

Warzecho was charged with operating under the influence, following too close, failure to slow or move over for emergency vehicles and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was taken into custody and later released after posting a $2,500 bond.

She will appear in Harford Superior Court court on Sept. 19.