When Police Officer Robert Mosback crashed his cruiser into a Riverside Avenue utility pole in June, his blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit, according to city officials.
As word of the discovery percolated through City Hall, Mosback, 39, submitted his resignation from the force Wednesday. He cited personal reasons, according to Police Chief John DiVenere.
An accident report from the city police released last month found that Mosback was traveling as fast as 70 miles an hour when he struck the pole June 26 after trying to catch up with a suspicious car.
Mayor Art Ward said there is an ongoing investigation of the accident.
Edward Krawiecki, Jr, the city attorney, said the city has asked “an outside, public agency” to investigate. He said the city is working on a formal request to get the ball rolling.
“We think an outside investigation is the way to go,” Krawiecki said.
Click here for the story in Wednesday's Bristol Press. A web-only story that broke the news Tuesday can be found here. You can see a Hartford Courant story on Mosback's resignation here.
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