Man Charged With DUI After Driving Through Construction Zone: Police

A Manchester man was charged with driving under the influence and entering a traffic zone.

Police said 50-year-old Wayne Smith drove into a construction zone that was blocked off by cones on I-84 in Hartford on Friday. A trooper attempted to stop his car but Smith ignored the cruiser’s lights and siren and continued to drive through the pattern while passing construction workers, according to police.

Police said when His car came to a stop, Smith failed a sobriety test and was placed under arrest.

Smith was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on August 28.

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