Berlin freshman councilor faces DUI charge

Published on Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:03
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - Democratic Town Councilor JoAnn Angelico-Stetson was charged with driving under the influence and failure to signal early Saturday morning, according to Berlin police.

Angelico-Stetson, 56, of East Berlin, was stopped by police in the southbound lane of the Berlin Turnpike at the intersection of Middletown Road at 12:28 a.m., according to the police department’s arrest summary.

Police said she failed to signal twice while making a left turn and was found to be intoxicated. Her blood-alcohol level was not included in the arrest summary.

No other information was available as of Sunday, said Berlin police.

“I am aware but have no comment,” said Mayor Mark Kaczynski Saturday afternoon.

“I deeply regret my actions and fully accept all responsibility and consequences. My work on behalf of the Town of Berlin and its residents will not change based on this isolated incident,” Angelico-Stetson told The Herald by email Sunday night. “My commitment and dedication to this community will continue. I humbly ask for your support as I deal with this matter constructively and proactively.”

Angelico-Stetson was elected to the council last November. She previously served on the Board of Education and Economic Development Commission.

Angelico-Stetson was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is due in New Britain Superior Court on Jan. 17.

Staff writer Lisa Backus contributed to this story.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:03. Updated: Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:05.