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State Board Of Ed Member From Trumbull On The Run After Four DUIs This Year

Connecticut Board of Education member Stephen Wright is wanted by police after failing to appear in court for one of his four DUI arrests this year, according to the Connecticut Post.
Connecticut Board of Education member Stephen Wright is wanted by police after failing to appear in court for one of his four DUI arrests this year, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: Connecticut Board of Education

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Police have issued a warrant for a member of the state Board of Education from Trumbull after he failed to show up for court for his fourth DUI arrest this year, according to the Connecticut Post.

Stephen Wright, 62, 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.

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.

When Wright didn't show up for court on April 20 for the Norwalk arrest, a warrant for failure to appear was issued, the Connecticut Post reported. Police tried to arrest him at the Trumbull Ethics Commission meeting on Wednesday, but he didn't appear, the Connecticut Post said.

The Connecticut Post reported that the phone at Wright's home has been disconnected, and that his wife had recently divorced him in late March. Trumbull First Selectman Timothy Herbst told the Connecticut Post that he is concerned about Wright's safety and well-being, but that Wright's recent actions are troubling and he should turn himself in.

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