Oct 15, 2013
04:21 PM
Connecticut Politics

Courant Publishes More Details of Foley 1981 Arrest

A report published Tuesday by the Hartford Courant suggests Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley repeatedly and intentionally rammed another vehicle five separate times in a 1981 incident on Long Island — a contrast to what Foley has previously described as a minor accident.

Tuesday afternoon, the Courant published a story by reporter Jon Lender that sheds more light on the incident, after which Foley was arrested and spent a night in jail.

Lender wrote:

The accident report said that Foley allegedly hit the other car – which had five people in it – three times on the left rear fender and twice on its left front fender.

The incident unfolded over a mile or so, and one of the collisions happened when the cars were going about 50 mph, the offense report says. Foley allegedly hit the other car several more times after it had stopped in a parking lot, that report said.

The Courant and other publications, including Connecticut Magazine, have previously sought records of Foley’s arrest in this case as well as another incident involving his ex-wife in Greenwich. This time around, the Courant as able to obtain reports from an interview with one of the men involved in the accident after a source gave them an incident number, the article says.

Foley has repeatedly said the incidents were minor, and pointed out that both cases were dropped.

The charges against Foley in the case were dropped, and because of New York State Law, the case was sealed. A Freedom of Information request filed by Connecticut Magazine with the Southampton Police Department last month was returned, noting that the case was sealed.



Courant Publishes More Details of Foley 1981 Arrest

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