Attorney on Leave after Dramatic Arrest

A Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission attorney is on paid leave and has reportedly resigned from his school board position after a run-in with police that included a stun gun, pepper spray and several bags of marijuana, police said,

Henry Pawlowski Jr., 41, was arrested in East Hartford Tuesday after he struck another vehicle and failed to stop his car, police said. 

Police said they had to subdue him with a stun gun and chemical spray, and a police dog bit him.

Pawlowski is apologizing for what happened and told the Journal Inquirer of Manchester he has resigned from East Hartford's Board of Education.

The FOI Commission Thursday placed him on leave pending an agency investigation.

Pawlowski is free on bond and is due in Manchester Superior Court on Jan. 26. The charges against him include operating under the influence, attempted assault on a police officer and marijuana possession.

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