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Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For Crash That Killed CT Couple Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For Crash That Killed CT Couple
Man Charged With Homicide By Vehicle For Crash That Killed CT Couple A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man faces two counts of homicide by vehicle while DUI in connection with a deadly Feb. 24 crash, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.  John Thomas Wadlinger, a resident of Croydon, is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, and related counts, prosecutors say.  Bucks County District Attorney's Office Authorities believe Wadlinger was under the influence of methamphetamine and driving twice the speed limit when he crashed into a Nissan Sentra at Ford Road and Veterans Highw…
DUI Arrest: Stratford Man Swerves In Road, Pops Tire In Wilton, Police Say DUI Arrest: Stratford Man Swerves In Road, Pops Tire In Wilton, Police Say
DUI Arrest: Stratford Man Swerves In Road, Pops Tire In Wilton, Police Say Police have arrested a Connecticut man for driving drunk after he was reportedly seen swerving on the roadway. The Fairfield County incident occurred in the town of Wilton on Friday, April 26. Just before 10:50 p.m., 72-year-old Ilia Demiraj was driving a gray Nissan Altima in the area of Ridgefield and Millstone Roads. Witnesses reported to police that Demiraj was swerving in and out of the roadway and had possibly struck a rock on the side of the road. When police arrived, they found Demiraj, who is from Stratford, in a driveway off Ridgefield Road with a flat tire on the front passen…
29-Year-Old Driving Drunk Caught Speeding On Route 7 In Wilton: Police 29-Year-Old Driving Drunk Caught Speeding On Route 7 In Wilton: Police
29-Year-Old Driving Drunk Caught Speeding On Route 7 In Wilton: Police A 29-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after he was seen speeding on a busy road in Fairfield County, police said. Bethel resident Jason Murillo was arrested on Sunday, April 28 after he was pulled over on Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton, Wilton Police announced.  According to the department, just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Murillo's red 2023 Genesis GV70 was pulled over by officers after it was allegedly seen speeding.  After officers began talking with Murillo, they saw that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, authorities said. Murillo…
Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Hitting Curbs, Crossing Into Traffic, Nabbed For DUI In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was busted for alleged DUI after she was seen by police sticking the roadside curbs and crossing over the double-yellow line. Norwalk resident Christina Alicea, age 29, was charged on Sunday, April 21, on Post Road in Darien. According to Darien Police Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, a Darien officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Post Road that swerved to the right into the shoulder, striking the curb, and then was seen crossing over the double-yellow line. When stopped, the officer reported he could smell alcohol on Alicea's breath and she later failed field sobri…
Stratford Man Nabbed For DUI After Driving Erratically In Wilton: Police Stratford Man Nabbed For DUI After Driving Erratically In Wilton: Police
Stratford Man Nabbed For DUI After Driving Erratically In Wilton: Police A 55-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after he was seen driving erratically in Fairfield County, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Friday, April 19 just before 8 p.m., when a vehicle was seen driving erratically on Route 7 in Wilton, according to Wilton Police.  Officers then pulled the car over and began talking with the driver, Stratford resident Piotr Fiedor, who soon failed a field sobriety test, police said.  Fiedor was then arrested and taken to police headquarters, where his blood alcohol content was found to be 0.2559 and 0.2696, according to th…
'420 Day' Brings Warning From CT Officials About Driving High '420 Day' Brings Warning From CT Officials About Driving High
'420 Day' Brings Warning From CT Officials About Driving High The day of April 20 might not mean much to the average Joe, but for marijuana fans, it's a day to celebrate and, well, get high.  The term 420 refers to 4:20 p.m., or the end of the work or school day, and time to smoke some pot to relax and kick back.  When April 20 -- 4/20 -- rolls around, it's a whole day to celebrate. Although pot is legal in Connecticut, officials with the state Department of Transportation (CTDOT) are joining state and local law enforcement agencies to remind the public about the dangers of driving impaired.  "April 20 is often rec…
Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say
Darien Woman 'Stumbling' To Car Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was charged with allegedly driving under the influence after she was seen stumbling to her car, police said. Sabrina Donnelly, age 42, of Darien, was arrested on Saturday, April 13, on Heights Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police officers were called to the parking lot on Heights Road after a bystander watched as Donnelly was "stumbling" to her vehicle and was having trouble opening the door. A Darien officer stopped Donnelly as she left the parking lot and, while speaking with her, reported the smell of alcoholic beverage, Skou…
Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say
Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been accused of driving drunk after she allegedly backed into a mailbox and failed field sobriety tests. Kiana Diaz, age 26, of Newtown, was busted in Wilton on Range Road at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, April 1. According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, police on the scene found that Diaz had backed a 2024 blue Kia Seltos in a mailbox.  During an investigation, it was determined that Diaz was exhibiting several signs of alcohol impairment and was asked to perform field sobriety tests which she failed, Tornello said. Diaz was charged w…
Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree, Failing Sobriety Tests
Bridgeport Budget Chief Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree A city official has been charged with allegedly driving under the influence after hitting a tree in Fairfield County. Bridgeport Budget Chief Nestor Nkwo was arrested around 8 p.m., Friday, March 29, after officers responded to a report of a crash on Park Avenue. According to an arrest report prepared by Bridgeport Police Officer Ryan Wilson, when he first interacted with Nkwo, who serves as the director of Bridgeport's Office of Police and Management, he talked and acted "normally." Wilson wrote that, however, when he got close, he could smell alcohol and that Nkwo could not seem to stay …
Man Drives Drunk With Daughter In Passenger Seat In Wilton, Police Say Man Drives Drunk With Daughter In Passenger Seat In Wilton, Police Say
Man Drives Drunk With Daughter In Passenger Seat In Wilton, Police Say A father was arrested after police said he drove drunk down a Connecticut road with his young daughter in the passenger seat, police said. The Fairfield County incident occurred in Wilton on Friday, March 29. At approximately 1:30 a.m. that morning, 45-year-old Eduard Abukhovich was speeding, driving his gray 2022 Volvo XC90 north on Route 7 (Danbury Road) when he was pulled over. Abukhovich, who is from the town of Redding, reportedly admitted to police that he had consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel. According to Wilton Police, Abukhovich’s juvenile daughter was sitting…
Redding Man Nabbed For DUI Following Wilton Crash, Police Say Redding Man Nabbed For DUI Following Wilton Crash, Police Say
Redding Man Nabbed For DUI Following Wilton Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly driving under the influence after running into the back of another car. The incident occurred in Wilton on Thursday, March 21 at the intersection of of Danbury Road and Grumman Hill Road. When police arrived, they found that a black 2013 Chevrolet Camaro had been rear-ended by a black 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, said Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police.  During an investigation, it was determined that the driver of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, identified as Bogdan Grynchak, age 39, of Redding, was e…
Woman Nabbed After Driving Drunk On Route 7 In Wilton: Police Woman Nabbed After Driving Drunk On Route 7 In Wilton: Police
Woman Nabbed After Driving Drunk On Route 7 In Wilton: Police A 48-year-old woman faces drunk driving charges after being pulled over on a busy road in Fairfield County, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, March 21 just before 2:30 a.m., when Wilton Police stopped a black 2015 Subaru Impreza that had been traveling north on Danbury Road (Route 7), according to the department.  The driver, Ridgefield resident Adrienne Allen, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and admitted to drinking before driving. She then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI, police said.  Her blood alcoh…
Woman Nabbed Going 20 MPH Over Speed Limit While Drunk On St. Pat's Day In Wilton, Police Say Woman Nabbed Going 20 MPH Over Speed Limit While Drunk On St. Pat's Day In Wilton, Police Say
Woman Nabbed Going 20 MPH Over Speed Limit While Drunk On St. Pat's Day In Wilton, Police Say A 35-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and speeding on a Connecticut road, authorities said. The Fairfield County incident happened on the night of St. Partick’s Day (Sunday, March 17) in the town of Wilton. Just before 10 p.m., 35-year-old Amanda Oboy was reportedly driving her Jeep down Danbury Road (Route 7) near Cricket Lane going 54 miles per hour (nearly 20 over the speed limit of 35). Police said Oboy, who is from Bethel, appeared to be under the influence and failed a sobriety test. She was arrested and her blood alcohol level was allegedly at 0.1033. O…
Stamford Man Busted In Greenwich Driving Over 100 MPH While Drunk, Police Say Stamford Man Busted In Greenwich Driving Over 100 MPH While Drunk, Police Say
Stamford Man Busted In Greenwich Driving Over 100 MPH While Drunk, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DUI and reckless driving after being stopped by Connecticut State Police. The incident occurred in Fairfield County around 1:15 a.m., Wednesday, March 6 in Greenwich. According to Connecticut State Police, a trooper was parked on the right shoulder of I-95 southbound near Exit 3 in Greenwich for a traffic stop when a Toyota Tacoma passed their cruiser at an excessive rate of speed and failed to move over. After completing the prior traffic stop, the trooper followed the Toyota and clocked the vehicle traveling at speeds more than 100 mph in t…
Stratford Man Charged With DUI For Sleeping Behind Wheel, Driving On Sidewalk, Police Say Stratford Man Charged With DUI For Sleeping Behind Wheel, Driving On Sidewalk, Police Say
Stratford Man Charged With DUI For Sleeping Behind Wheel, Driving On Sidewalk, Police Say A Fairfield County was charged with allegedly driving under the influence after he was reportedly sleeping in his car in the roadway and then driving on two wheels on a sidewalk. Adian Ricardo Pryce, age 37, of Stratford, was charged on Friday, March 1 after Greenwich Police responded to reports of a driver asleep in his vehicle in the roadway. Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police said when officers arrived they stopped a dark-colored Lexus sedan driving with the passenger wheels on the sidewalk on Valley Road.  A check of Pryce's record showed he was driving on an expired regis…
Man Charged With DUI While Driving Wrong Direction On CT Highway Man Charged With DUI While Driving Wrong Direction On CT Highway
Man Charged With DUI While Driving Wrong Direction On CT Highway A Blink alert that a vehicle was driving in the wrong direction on a busy CT highway led to the arrest of a man found in his Nissan Altima stuck in the mud and allegedly driving under the influence. The incident occurred in Hartford County on I-91 northbound around  10:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, in Windsor near the exit 35 off-ramp. On scene, Connecticut State Troopers reported they found Hampden County, Massachusetts resident Ian Daniel Britt, age 24, of Springfield, stuck in the muddy right shoulder of the highway. An investigation revealed that Britt had driven the wrong…
CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest
CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest A 22-year-old Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with a loaded ghost gun after being stopped for speeding.  New Haven resident Juan Garcia, was charged around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on South Main Street in Naugatuck. During the stop, Naugatuck Police Officers said Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI after failing sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a firearm with no serial number on it, which appeared consistent with being illegally manufactured, officers said. The firearm was loaded with a high-capacity magazin…
Drunk Driver Nabbed For DUI At Over 2 Times Legal Limit In Wilton, Police Say Drunk Driver Nabbed For DUI At Over 2 Times Legal Limit In Wilton, Police Say
Drunk Driver Nabbed For DUI At Over 2 Times Legal Limit In Wilton, Police Say A 45-year-old man faces drunk driving charges after being caught at more than twice the legal limit in Fairfield County, police said. The man was arrested on Monday, Feb. 12 on drunk driving charges in Wilton. According to the Wilton Police Department, on the day of Meija-Delpinal's arrest at around 1:45 a.m., officers pulled over a black 2020 Ford F-150 truck that had been traveling east on Grumman Hill Road.  The driver, identified as Carlos Meija-Delpinal, a resident of Wilton, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and admitted to drinking before driving. He then …
Fairfield County Woman Charged With DUI For Driving Wrong Direction On Highway Fairfield County Woman Charged With DUI For Driving Wrong Direction On Highway
Fairfield County Woman Charged With DUI For Driving Wrong Direction On Highway A Connecticut woman was charged with alleged driving under the influence after causing a crash while driving in the wrong direction, according to State Police. Fairfield County resident Heather Maton, age 55, of Bethel, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 4 around 12:30 a.m. in New Haven County in the town of Seymour. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers responded to a crash involving a Jeep and a Lexus which was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Route 8 on Sunday, Feb. 4 at about 12:30 a.m. Maton reported no injuries, according to police.  The driver of the Jeep rep…
CT Man Charged With DUI For Hitting House, Knocking It Off Foundation CT Man Charged With DUI For Hitting House, Knocking It Off Foundation
CT Man Charged With DUI For Hitting House, Knocking It Off Foundation A Connecticut man has been charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly hit a house with his car, knocking it off its foundation last year. New Haven County resident Michael Murray, age 62, of Milford, turned himself in to police on Saturday, Jan. 20 for the Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 incident. According to Milford Police, the collision occurred around 11 p.m. when Murray lost control and slammed into a house on Pond Point Avenue. Murray was taken to the hospital where he received treatment.  Police said the accident caused extensive damage to the home, moving it off…
K9 Finds Cocaine, More During Wrong-Way CT DUI Stop: Police K9 Finds Cocaine, More During Wrong-Way CT DUI Stop: Police
K9 Finds Cocaine, More During Wrong-Way CT DUI Stop: Police A Connecticut police dog discovered a stash of narcotics in the trunk of a car pulled over for an apparent DUI, authorities said. The New London County incident occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 27 in the city of Norwich, according to Connecticut State Police. It was around 2:15 a.m. when officers, who were driving on Laurel Avenue, noticed a car coming towards them, driving into the opposite lane. Dillen Dye, age 28 of Norwich, was pulled over and accused of driving under the influence after he failed a sobriety test. Troopers sent a narcotics detection dog named Epic to search the car dur…
Man Asleep At Green Light In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say Man Asleep At Green Light In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say
Man Asleep At Green Light In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County man was busted for allegedly driving under the influence after police allegedly found him asleep in the driver's seat at a green light. Herman Cole III, age 31, of Shelton, was charged on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the intersection of Hoyt Street and Camp Avenue in Darien. Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police said an officer spotted Cole's car sitting at a green light for multiple cycles.  When the officer approached the car she found Cole asleep and woke him up, Skoumbros said. Skoumbros said that while speaking with Cole, the officer reported smelling alcohol coming…
Speeding 22-Year-Old Nabbed In Wilton For DUI, Driving On Suspended License, Police Say Speeding 22-Year-Old Nabbed In Wilton For DUI, Driving On Suspended License, Police Say
Speeding 22-Year-Old Nabbed In Wilton For DUI, Driving On Suspended License, Police Say A speeding 22-year-old Fairfield County man was charged with allegedly driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. Pedro Jesus Aguilar Madrid, of Stamford, was stopped on Thursday, Nov. 23, in Wilton driving a Ford Fusion for driving 68 mph in a 30 mph zone, said Wilton Police. During the stop, Madrid was found to be under the influence of alcohol, said Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police. Tornello said in addition, Madrid's driver's license was suspended, due to a previous DUI arrest.  He was charged with: Speeding DUI Operating while under suspension Madri…
33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say 33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say
33-Year-Old Intoxicated Man Brandishes Gun At CT Mall, Police Say A 33-year-old Connecticut man allegedly high on some type of drug, was apprehended by police after walking through a busy mall with an exposed firearm. New Haven County resident Victor Ayala Jr., of Meriden, was nabbed by police on a scooter with a gun in plain sight on the handlebars on Saturday, Nov. 25. According to Meriden Police, around 2:30 p.m., Meriden Mall security called police to report Ayala in the mall carrying an exposed handgun. Security later reported Ayala had left the mall on a scooter with the firearm tucked on the handlebars, police said. Meriden police found Ayala on …
Stamford Man Nailed For DUI After Darien Crash, Police Say Stamford Man Nailed For DUI After Darien Crash, Police Say
Stamford Man Nailed For DUI After Darien Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane after crashing his vehicle into a telephone pole. Armando Romero, age 60, of Stamford, was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 12 following the crash in the area of 140 Ledge Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police, officers arriving on the scene found a vehicle turned over upside down in the roadway and a telephone pole knocked over causing power lines to hang in the roadway.  Officers made contact with Romero and while speaking with him smelled alcohol, Skoumbro…
Greenwich Man, 20, Passed Out In Car Charged With DUI Greenwich Man, 20, Passed Out In Car Charged With DUI
Greenwich Man, 20, Passed Out In Car Charged With DUI A 20-year-old Fairfield County man was charged with DUI after he was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of his car in a no-parking zone.  Daniel Estrella-Ortiz, of Greenwich, was charged on Sunday, Nov. 11 after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his running car in a no-parking zone on Bruce Park Ave. According to Lt. Ted Latiak of the Greenwich Police, officers had to shake Estrella-Ortiz to wake him up. Once away, police said he admitted to consuming alcohol during the night.  He also failed a series of field sobriety tests, Latiak said. Estrella-Ortiz wa…
Fatal DUI Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Vehicles Collide On I-95 Fatal DUI Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Vehicles Collide On I-95
Fatal DUI Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Vehicles Collide On I-95 One person was killed in a crash involving an allegedly drunk driver on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut overnight. It happened on the northbound side around 7:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 in Milford. Middlesex County resident Bilbraut Angel Caraballo, age 42, of Middlefield, was driving a truck towing a trailer south of Exit 39 A, when the truck drifted into the left lane and collided with a motorcycle, which was pushed into the concrete median, Connecticut State Police said. Victor Ryan Forbes, age 34, of West Haven, the driver of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the sce…
DUI-Related Crash Seriously Injures 2 On I-84, CT Man Charged DUI-Related Crash Seriously Injures 2 On I-84, CT Man Charged
Dui-related Crash Seriously Injures 2 On I-84, CT Man Charged A Connecticut man was charged with DUI following a two-vehicle crash on I-84 that seriously injured two. The crash took place in Hartford County around 11 p.m. on I-84 in the town of Southington on Saturday, Aug. 26. According to the Connecticut State Police, Jakub Cwieka, age 30, of Newington, was driving a 2017 Lexus IS300 east beside a 2018 Alfa Romeo when both vehicles lost control and collided with each other and hit a metal beam guardrail. When Troopers responded they found that Cwieka, who was not injured, showed signs and impairment and was placed in custody, state police said. Th…
Woman Who Crashes Into Group Of People In Bridgeport Charged With DUI, Police Say Woman Who Crashes Into Group Of People In Bridgeport Charged With DUI, Police Say
Woman Who Crashes Into Group Of People In Bridgeport Charged With DUI, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been charged with multiple crimes including DUI after allegedly plowing into a group of people, including five children. The incident took place in Bridgeport around 7:50 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27 in the 1700 block of Central Avenue. Bridgeport Police responded to the scene after receiving several 911 calls reporting a vehicle crash with pedestrians struck, said Scott Appleby, director of Bridgeport Emergency Management. Early reports indicate that injuries seem to be non-life threatening but involve approximately five children and multiple adults, Appleby said. "…
DUI Crash: Speeding 25-Year-Old Norwalk Woman Hits Cruiser, Officer, Pedestrian, Police Say DUI Crash: Speeding 25-Year-Old Norwalk Woman Hits Cruiser, Officer, Pedestrian, Police Say
DUI Crash: Speeding 25-Year-Old Norwalk Woman Hits Cruiser, Officer, Pedestrian, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was charged with DUI after allegedly colliding with a parked police car, a pedestrian, and a police officer. The crash took place in Norwalk around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 in the area of 79 Washington St. Norwalk Police officers responded to the area after receiving a report of a driver traveling at a high rate of speed, according to authorities. An investigation found that the driver, identified as Nancy Nava, age 25, of Norwalk, was speeding when she collided with a parked police car, a pedestrian, and a police officer, said Norwalk Police Deputy C…
Norwalk Woman Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Charged With DUI Norwalk Woman Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Charged With DUI
Norwalk Woman Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Charged With DUI A 34-year-old Connecticut woman was busted for allegedly driving under the influence after she was stopped driving in the wrong direction on I-95. Fairfield County resident Kelsey McManus, of Norwalk, was charged around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 in New Haven County in Milford, said the Connecticut State Police. According to state police, troopers responded to the area of Exit No. 39 in Milford for a report of a silver Subaru Forester driving south in the northbound lanes. As troopers were pulling over McManus they were advised the Subrau had struck another vehicle. No injuries were rep…