A Connecticut man is accused of asking other people for breath samples so he could bypass a DUI ignition device installed in his car after he was convicted of drunken driving.
Clinton police charged 67-year-old Kenneth Palifka of Westbrook on Monday with avoidance of an ignition interlock device, which requires an alcohol-free breath sample to start a car.
Police say Palifka and a friend went boating on Long Island Sound and drank alcohol Monday. Authorities say when the two men returned to a marina, Palifka couldn’t start his vehicle and asked others for breath samples.
A phone message seeking comment was left at Palifka’s home Tuesday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
Court records show Palifka is serving two years of probation for two DUI convictions.
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