Old Mystic man charged after calling police to report his own DUI

Old Mystic man charged after calling police to report his own DUI

Record-Journal
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STONINGTON — Responding to reports of DUI drivers is not uncommon for members of the Stonington Police Department, but dispatchers were caught off guard Sunday night when an Old Mystic resident called for an unusual reason — the man wanted to turn himself in after driving drunk.

Norman Ellsworth Boiselle, 28, of 129 Stephen Drive, was taken into custody just after 11 p.m. He admitted to driving under the influence shortly before and after working with officers to explain his story, he was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive to the right.

According to a police report, Boiselle contacted police to notify them he had just been involved in a crash with a snow bank along the section of Route 201 known as Mystic Road. Boiselle openly admitted to dispatchers during the phone call that he had been driving drunk when the crash occurred and wanted to turn himself in.

Officers were sent to Boiselle’s home and arrived to find signs that he was intoxicated. Boiselle told officers the crash had occurred just moments before, showing police damage sustained by his car. He told officers he had crashed into a snowbank and then finished driving home.

It was unclear where Boiselle was coming from prior to the crash.

Boiselle was taken into custody, booked and released after posting a $600 bond, police said. He is expected to appear for arraignment in New London Superior Court on Jan. 20.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com




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