Details few on Berlin councilor's court appearance

Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:29
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - Freshman Berlin Town Councilor JoAnn Angelico-Stetson appeared in New Britain Superior Court Wednesday in connection with her January arrest for driving under the influence.

Her court documents were sealed, so it’s unclear what the outcome of her arraignment was, other than that she has a court date scheduled for Feb. 14, 2019.

Neither Angelico-Stetson nor her attorneys at Chadwick & Stone, LLP, returned calls for comments.

She was pulled over at 12:28 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the southbound lane of the Berlin Turnpike for twice failing to use her turn signal.

Police said she was confused and unsteady on her feet during field sobriety tests, according to a summary of the arrest. She was given a breath test at the police station over an hour after she was stopped and her blood-alcohol concentration registered 0.179, more than twice the state’s limit of 0.08.

Republican Town Committee Chairman Anne Reilly called for Angelico-Stetson’s resignation after the arrest report was made public.

Angelico-Stetson, a Democrat, said she had no intention of resigning.

Police initially declined to release the arrest report before it was received by The Herald after submitting a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:29. Updated: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:31.