Tuesday, December 29, 2009

AP - Schaghticoke Chief Charged With DUI

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The Associated Press is reporting that the chief of the Schaghticoke Tribe was charged with driving under the influence on Christmas night.

The AP article further states that ¨Fifty-nine-year-old Richard Velky was arrested Christmas night. Police say an off-duty officer who saw Velky driving his SUV erratically pulled him over at about 9:15 p.m. Friday. Velky was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to drive right and breach of peace. He posted $5,000 bail and is to be arraigned Jan. 4 in Waterbury Superior Court. A woman who answered a phone listing for Velky Tuesday said his arrest wasn't newsworthy and hung up.¨

The Schaghticoke Tribe is recognized by the state of Connecticut.