In 2011, Stephen Wright was a key swing vote in the Connecticut Board of Education’s approval for state control of Bridgeport schools eventually vacated by the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, finally, he was taken into custody following his fourth arrest, in four months, on drunken driving charges.
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
A member of the State Board of Education, arrested four times for drunken-driving in 12 weeks, was ordered taken into custody by a Superior Court judge Tuesday.
“He has serious allegations pending in multiple jurisdictions and this court is concerned he not only is a threat to himself but to others,” Judge Kevin Doyle ruled as judicial marshals snapped the handcuffs on Stephen Wright’s wrists and led him away.
Following a hearing the judge found that Wright, a Monroe lawyer and former Trumbull Board of Education chairman, gave evasive answers and violated prior conditions of release. He then ordered the 62-year-old Wright held in lieu of $300,000 bond which can only be posted in the courthouse.
“He has a number of problems he has to address,” Wright’s lawyer, Brittany Paz, said later.
Full story here.