Court date set for fugitive arrested in Vernon

February 6, 2012 by  

A 59-year-old fugitive from Rockford is scheduled to appear in a Vernon courtroom Tuesday February 14. Raymond Prue was arrested last month by Vernon police on suspicion of drunk driving.

The incident involving Prue took place shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Monday January 30 at the intersection of Terrace Drive and Windsor Avenue. Prue appeared drunk at the time of the arrest, according to Vernon police. Prue was held overnight until his extradition hearing in Rockville Superior Court the following morning.

Prue is wanted on six warrants in Maine. Vernon police say the Oxford County sheriff’s office confirmed that 3 of the 6 warrants are Class C felonies and requested that Prue be detained as a fugitive from justice.

Poster printing of Prue’s mug shot may not have graced the walls of local post offices since his crimes were not severe enough to make a “most wanted” list. Involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault are examples of Class C felonies.

In Vernon, Prue is charged with refusing to take a sobriety test, driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and the misuse of a registration plate.

Under Connecticut law if you drive in the state you give your implied consent to take a sobriety test if asked by the police officer. The breathalyzer is commonly used in Connecticut to test blood alcohol level. Police are also required to advise you about the testing procedure and what happens if you agree to the test or refuse to take it.