Hickey v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles

In Hickey v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, 170 Conn. 136, 141, 365 A.2d 403 (1976), a case involving a Maine conviction for operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor, the Court upheld the admission into evidence of photostatic copies of the abstract of the record of conviction in Maine and the notice of suspension in Maine, which had been sent to the commissioner of motor vehicles. The court stated that the "photostatic copy reproduced the original abstract, which bore the name and address of the plaintiff, the nature of the offense, the judgment rendered, the suspension of the right to operate in Maine, and certification by the clerk as a true abstract of the Maine District Court. The copy of the notice of suspension showed the record of conviction upon appeal and was signed by the secretary of the state. Thus, the photostatic copies provided adequate notice of the conviction of the plaintiff for the offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor." Id., 141-42.