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  • Kenneth Palifka, 67, allegedly solicited alcohol-free breath sample to bypass vehicle's ignition interlock device
  • Police say Palifka had been drinking

Police say a Connecticut man was arrested Monday after he allegedly attempted to get several people to provide breath samples to bypass his vehicle’s ignition interlock device.

Kenneth Palifka, 67, was at the Clinton Town Marina with a friend Monday afternoon trying to remove a boat and trailer from a boat ramp, WFSB reported.

According to WFSB, he was unable to start his car because the vehicle was equipped with a court-ordered ignition lock device and he had allegedly been drinking.

Clinton police alleged that Palifka, who court records show has prior convictions for driving under the influence, solicited people at the marina to provide an alcohol-free breath sample to bypass the device.

Palifka was charged with avoidance of an ignition interlock device and released on $500 bond, the Hartford Courant reported.

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