TRUMBULL, Conn. -- A state Board of Education from Trumbull who has been arrested on drunken driving charges four times this year was arrested in New Haven after failing to show up for one of his court appearances, according to the Connecticut Post.
Police told the Connecticut Post that 62-year-old Stephen Wright was arrested in New Haven and charged with second-degree failure to appear in court. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond and will appear in court in New Haven on May 9, the Connecticut Post reported.
Wright has been arrested four times this year on drunken driving charges, the Connecticut Post reported. The first was in Norwalk on Feb. 22, followed by a second on Feb. 27 in Shelton, then a third on March 17 when he was arrested by state police, and finally a fourth in Stratford on April 10, according to the Connecticut Post. In the Norwalk and Stratford arrests, he was released on a promise to appear in court, while in the Shelton and state arrests he posted $1,000 and $500 bonds, respectively, according to the Connecticut Post.
A warrant was issued for his arrest last week after he didn't show up to court for the Norwalk arrest, according to the Connecticut Post. Police had attempted to pick him up the next day at a Trumbull Board of Ethics meeting, but he didn't appear, the Connecticut Post reported.
Wright was appointed to the state Board of Education by Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2011 and reappointed in 2015, and previously served as chair of the Trumbull Board of Education, according to the Connecticut Post.
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