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Police say drunk man crashed stolen tractor-trailer

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Tony Goncalves (Thomaston Police) Tony Goncalves (Thomaston Police)
THOMASTON, CT (WFSB) -

Police have arrested a man who was intoxicated and crashed a stolen tractor-trailer in the woods in Thomaston.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. off Innes Avenue in Thomaston.

When officers arrived, they found the driver, identified as 39-year-old Tony Goncalves, of Cheshire.

Police said he appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test.

His blood alcohol content was found to be more than double the legal limit.

Upon further investigation, police said they discovered that the tractor-trailer was reported stolen.

Goncalves was arrested and charged with first-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trover, first-degree criminal mischief, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

He was released on bond and is expected to appear in court June 12.

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