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Ventura v. Town of East Haven (SC 19898)

Plaintiff was injured after being struck by a vehicle. Prior to the accident the driver of the vehicle was detained by a police officer who could not verify that the driver and his girlfriend were licensed, however, the officer did not tow and impound the car. Plaintiff sought to recover damages from East Haven alleging the officer violated a ministerial duty to impound the vehicle. Court held that pursuant to General Statute §52-557n(a)(1)(A) the municipality was immune because the officer’s conduct was an exercise of discretion.