Bridgeport cop’s DUI case continued again
MILFORD — Drunk driving and assault charges pending for nearly a year and a half against a Bridgeport cop will go at least another month without being resolved.
Stratford police charged the cop, John Carrano, with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence March 26, 2018, in connection to a head-on crash in Stratford Dec. 23, 2017.
The case was transferred to Milford Superior Court for prosecution.
Carrano’s name has appeared on the docket 17 times, according to court records, yet he has not entered any pleas in the case.
On Friday he was scheduled to appear in court again but the case was instead continued to next month without Carrano having to face a judge.
Carrano’s lawyer declined to comment on the case as he left the courthouse.
The prosecutor in the case, Charles Stango, said it’s “nearing resolution.”
Police said Carrano had a blood/alcohol level of .25 — more than three times the legal limit — when he drove the wrong way on Broadbridge Avenue and ran head on into the 19-year-old woman who is the granddaughter of former Bridgeport mayor Thomas Bucci.
The victim suffered a broken right wrist and fractures of her right ankle that required surgery, police said. Carrano suffered only minor injuries.
She has since sued Carrano and the restaurant where he allegedly got drunk before the crash. Carrano, a member of the police department’s SWAT team, was attending a holiday party of city police officers at Vazzy’s before the crash.
Carrano was hired as a Bridgeport cop April 25, 2011. He is on administrative duty and assigned to the department’s property room, according to a police spokesman.