Plainfield Police Department

Convicted Felon Found With Gun While Intoxicated After Crash in Plainfield: Police

Plainfield Police have arrested a man who they said is a convicted felon who was found with a gun while intoxicated after a crash on Sunday night.

Officers were called to Green Hollow Road in Central Village around 7:30 p.m. after dispatch received a report of a one vehicle roll-over crash where the operator was reported to be intoxicated with a firearm, police said.

When officers arrived, they found 61-year-old Richard Baillargeon's vehicle off of the roadway in a ditch. Police located Baillargeon nearby hiding behind the vehicle.

He initially would not exit from behind the vehicle, but officers said Baillargeon was eventually taken into custody after refusing medical treatment and failing a sobriety test.

Baillargeon, who police said is a convicted felon, is unable to possess firearms and was found to be in possession of a Winchester 20-gauge shotgun with ammunition. Officers said he attempted to conceal it in the treeline.

He is facing charges including felony possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, interfering with a police investigation, operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and failure to maintain proper lane.

Baillargeon was held at Plainfield Police Department on a $25,000 bond pending his arraignment at Danielson Superior Court on Monday.

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