Bridgeport Officer on Leave After Wrong-Way, DUI Crash in Stratford

A Bridgeport police officer is on paid leave after he was accused of a wrong-way crash and driving under the influence. 

John Carrano was driving on the wrong side of Broadbridge Avenue near Emerald Place on Dec. 23 just after midnight when his car collided with another vehicle head-on, Stratford police said. 

The driver of the other car sustained injuries because of the crash, but police did not release details.

A warrant was issued for Carrano, a Bridgeport officer, who turned himself into Stratford police on Tuesday. He is accused of operating while under the influence, failure to drive right, driving the wrong way and second-degree assault. His bond was set at $25,000. 

Bridgeport officials said Carrano is on paid leave and is under an internal investigation.

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