Waterbury police officer charged in OUI crash

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Waterbury police Lieutenant David Balnis Photo credit Waterbury Police Dept

Waterbury, Conn./WTIC Radio - Waterbury police are charging one of their own following a crash last month.

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Lieutenant David Balnis faces charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

He turned himself in earlier today.

It was October 30 that investigators say the 55-year-old allegedly sideswiped a parked vehicle and a fence in his pickup truck on Highland Avenue.

He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Police say Balnis was off-duty at the time of the crash.

He's free on $5,000 bond and is on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Waterbury Police Dept