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Judge Orders Continuance In Darien Officers' Firearms Trial

A Stamford Judge delayed the trial of Darien Police Officer James Martin on Friday for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.
A Stamford Judge delayed the trial of Darien Police Officer James Martin on Friday for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle. Photo Credit: State Police
A Stamford Judge delayed the trial of Darien Police Officer Daniel Egret on Friday for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.
A Stamford Judge delayed the trial of Darien Police Officer Daniel Egret on Friday for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle. Photo Credit: State Police

DARIEN, Conn. -- A judge issued a continuance Friday in the case of two Darien officers accused of improper firearm use, according to the Darien Times.

Officers James Martin, 41, and Daniel Egret, 38, are both charged with illegal discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and breach of peace for allegedly shooting 13 rounds into Martin's unoccupied Jeep Cherokee vehicle while off-duty, the Darien Times reported.

Nearby construction workers called police after hearing the shots. Officers at the scene reportedly detected the scent of alcohol while talking to the two officers, but neither would submit to a urine test or provide a statement following the incident, although they eventually admitted to the shooting, said the Darien Times.

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