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Hartford Courant -

Avon man sues for alleged wrongful drunken driving arrest

Posted on Mar 18 2009

HARTFORD, Conn. - An Avon man is suing the town and members of the police department, claiming he was wrongfully arrested for drunken driving last April.

Harvey B. Leibin's federal lawsuit claims his rights were violated because he was arrested despite tests by officers that showed he had no alcohol or drugs in his system.

Leibin was charged with driving under the influence and failing to drive in the proper lane. The charges were later dismissed.

Leibin alleges that as a result of the arrest he suffered emotional distress and loss of reputation and standing. But Avon Police Chief Mark Rinaldo says that after reading the report, it appears the officer acted appropriately and there was probable cause for an arrest.

Information from: The Hartford Courant