Twitter Report of Conn. Lawmaker's Accident Was Prank

Malloy's chief criminal justice aide, Michael Lawlor, posted on Twitter Sunday morning that West Haven Democratic Rep. Stephen Dargan was in the hospital after a car accident

Monday, Apr 2, 2012  |  Updated 9:35 AM EDT
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CT Gov Aide Sorry for Prank Tweet

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Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy's chief criminal justice aide, Michael Lawlor, posted a "prank" tweet saying a lawmaker had gotten into an accident

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An official in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration says a Twitter posting he wrote about a state lawmaker being hospitalized after a car accident was an April Fools' Day prank.

Malloy's chief criminal justice aide, Michael Lawlor, posted on Twitter Sunday morning that West Haven Democratic Rep. Stephen Dargan was in the hospital after a car accident. Lawlor told The Associated Press that it was just an April Fools' Day joke.

Dargan told the New Haven Register that he tries to come up with an April Fools' Day prank every year. He says Sunday's prank wasn't supposed to go public.

Lawlor later apologized on Twitter, writing, "I apologize to everyone for the dumb Dargan-Lawlor April fools day joke."

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