New Milford man accused of firing rifle while drunk

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NEW MILFORD — A 49-year-old local man is facing charges stemming from firing a high-power rifle in a residential neighborhood.

Douglas T. Murphy, of Burnett Road, New Milford was arrested Saturday at 7:40 p.m. on Burnett Road after police responded to complaints that he was drunk and firing a rifle within 500 feet of neighboring homes.

Murphy was charged with criminal violation of a protective order, unlawful discharge of a fire arm, disorderly conduct/fight with a dangerous instrument, first degree reckless endangerment and assaulting a public safety officer.

He was held on $50,000 bond and arraigned Monday at Superior Court in Bantam.

 

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Susan Tuz

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