Foley Calls Old Arrests a “Personal Matter”

Greenwich businessman Tom Foley says two past arrests, including one involving an incident with his former wife, are not material to his ability to serve as the state’s next governor.

Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate, told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn't believe the two unrelated incidents, 12 years apart, reflect upon him as a candidate.

In both cases, the 58-year-old Foley says charges were dropped.

The Hartford Courant reports Foley was arrested in June 1981, when he was 29, for first-degree attempted assault, after driving into a line of cars. Foley says in 1993 he was charged with what he believes was breach of peace after a domestic incident.

Foley's ex-wife, Lisa, accused him of trying to drive her and the couple's son off the road, a claim Foley denies.

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