Terryville woman accused of kicking Southington police officer has chance to keep record clean

Published on Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:44


SOUTHINGTON - A Terryville woman who allegedly kicked a police officer in Southington has been given a program to keep a clean criminal record.

Megan Rossignol, 23, was granted Accelerated Rehabilitation during a hearing Thursday in Bristol Superior Court. The first-time offender program acts as a period of probation in which, unless further problems arise, the charges are dropped once it is over.

According to police, Rossignol kicked an officer in the upper thigh during an incident on Feb. 9. The officer was not injured.

Police said they had been called to Center Street on the report of a suspicious person who ran into some bushes and knocked over a garbage can. Police located Rossignol, who acted “belligerent and appeared to be intoxicated,” according to police.

Police said Rossignol yelled profanities and kicked the officer while police were attempting to interact with her. She faces charges of attempted assault on an officer, second-degree breach of peace and disorderly conduct.

Those charges will be dropped on July 21, 2020, if Rossignol is successful in Accelerated Rehabilitation.

State prosecutors did not object to the usage of the program. Rossignol’s attorney added that she has very little memory of what happened, and has since moved to Georgia.

The conditions of the program stipulate Rossignol must continue receiving substance abuse treatment and stay away from Center Street. She also must avoid further arrests to earn a dismissal.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:44. Updated: Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:46.