A Connecticut State Representative has lost her committee assignments Friday after she was arrested for crashing her car in what cops believe was an alcohol-related event.
Rep. Robin Comey, a Democrat of Brandford, crashed her car late Thursday night in Hartford.
The 55-year-old woman was charged around 6:30 pm with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
For Connecticut politicos, news of the arrest immediately brought to mind an event one year ago in which Comey, on the floor of the House of Representatives, was slurring her words while talking about an early childhood education bill.
Comey admitted to drinking some wine before the floor debate, but she also said she was ill.
The state’s Democratic House Speaker Matt Ritter released a statement early Friday morning saying Comey would be stripped of her committee and leadership assignments until further notice.
Comey’s car flipped during the crash, but no other vehicles were involved, and no one else was harmed in the crash.