HARTFORD — A West Hartford lawmaker charged with drunken driving in October has been returned to a leadership post on the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee.
Rep. Joe Verrengia was suspended from the co-chairmanship of the panel after his arrest.
The West Hartford Democrat and retired police officer has since completed the state’s alcohol education program for first-time DUI offenders, which will lead to the charge being dismissed in November if he completes a probationary period.
House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz recently restored him to the leadership post.
The Public Safety and Security Committee deals with law enforcement, gambling and alcohol policies.