Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett was arrested after police said he was drunk when he crashed into a mother's vehicle while trick-or-treating with his 12-year-old daughter.

STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) - A school security officer was arrested after police said he was drunk when he crashed his vehicle while trick-or-treating with his daughter.

Police said 47-year-old Michael Barrett was charged on Wednesday with risk of injury to a child, operating under the influence and failure to drive right.

They said Barrett is a school security officer at the Booth Hill School in Shelton. He also works in the Trumbull School system.

Police said Barrett was driving around in Stratford his 12-year-old daughter, who was in a Halloween costume, when he struck the vehicle of a mother who was also trick-or-treating with her children.

They said Barrett strongly smelled of alcohol and admitted that he had six drinks.

He was arrested after he failed a field sobriety test.

His blood/alcohol level was .191, which police said is more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Barrett's daughter was turned over to a relative.

He is due in court on Nov. 13.

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