Groton Man Driving 110 Miles Per Hour Admitted to Drinking: Police

Ledyard police have arrested a man who is accused of driving 110 miles per hour in a 45-mile per hour zone while he was impaired.

Police said it was pouring rain when they stopped 29-year-old Erik W. Wilderotter, of Groton, on

Route 12 at Long Cove Road, Sunday and he slammed his brakes on to stop.

Wilderotter admitted to having consumed alcohol and when police asked him to perform field tests that he could not perform to standard and was arrested, according to police.

Police said Wilderotter is a member of the United States Navy.

He was charged with DUI and reckless driving and he was released on a $500 non-surety bond. He is scheduled for court on Aug. 8.

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