Drunken Driver Strikes Hartford Cop After Jason Aldean Concert: Police

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    A man leaving the Jason Aldean concert at Xfinity Theater in Hartford on Saturday night almost hit one police officer with his car and then ran into another officer on his motorcycle trying to pull the driver over, police said.

    Police arrested David Mascuto, 51, of Fairfield, on multiple charges including operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

    While Hartford Police Traffic Division officers were doing traffic detail after the concert, police witnessed a departing concertgoer "driving erratically," almost hitting a police officer, police said.

    When another officer on a motorcycle, Joseph Fargnoli Jr., tried to stop the car, the driver's vehicle struck him.  An ambulance transported Fargnoli Jr.  to Hartford Hospital, where he was treated and released.

    Hartford police stopped Mascuto's car and arrested him on charges of operating under the influence, evading responsibility and failure to obey an officer's signal.

    Police set his bond at $25,000.

    Additionally, Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said in a tweet that police made one arrest inside the concert that 21,271 people attended. Police issued 55 court summons for underage drinking and made an assaul arrest, police said. Thirty people were transported to the hospital for alcohol related incidents, including eight people under 21, according to police.

    Xfinity Theatre is affiliated with Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, NBC Connecticut's parent company.

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