A Connecticut state representative has been stripped of her committee assignment after being arrested for operating under the influence following a crash near the state capitol.
Rep. Robin Comey, a Democrat in New Haven County who represents Branford and the 102nd District, was arrested on Thursday, March 16 after allegedly crashing her Honda, Hartford Police confirmed on Friday, March 17.
Comey, age 55, allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested following the crash, police said.
House Speaker Matt Ritter of Hartford released a statement Friday morning, saying that Comey, who was recently appointed an assistant majority whip, had been removed from all leadership assignments.
“This was an extremely dangerous situation, and somebody could have been seriously injured, including Rep. Comey,” Ritter said. “My immediate reaction is to think about Rep. Comey’s next steps. I hope she focuses on her health and well-being, and I know that her friends and colleagues will support her in any way we can.”
Comey served on the Human Services Committee; the Committee on Children, and the Education Committee.
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