Judge's DUI Case Delayed Two Weeks

A Connecticut state trooper injured in an accident police say was caused by a drunk state judge is opposing the judge's request for a program that could result in the DUI charge being dropped.

Hartford Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield appeared in Manchester Superior Court on Monday. But her case was continued to Dec. 8 after the prosecutor and judge hearing the case asked for more information about Trooper Michael Kowal's injuries.

Cofield was arrested last month after her car hit Kowal's cruiser in a construction zone on Route 2 in Glastonbury. She has applied for the state's alcohol education program.

Kowal's lawyer, Jeffrey Ment, said the trooper suffered neck and back injuries and is opposing Cofield's application for the program.

Cofield's lawyer, James Sulick, declined to comment.

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