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Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Head-On Crash In CT, Police Say Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Head-On Crash In CT, Police Say
Man Charged With DUI For Fatal Head-On Crash In CT, Police Say A 25-year-old man has turned himself in nearly a year after he allegedly drove under the influence, crossing the double-yellow lines on a highway and crashing head-on into another car. Isiah Turner was arrested on Monday, June 24 for the Litchfield County incident, Connecticut State Police said. The 25-year-old was driving a Dodge Dakota eastbound on Route 6 in Woodbury just after 10 a.m. when he reportedly crossed over the yellow lines, crashing headfirst into a Subaru Baja traveling west. Original Report - Fatal Head-On Crash: 56-Year-Old CT Man ID'd As Victim Robert C. Gardner…
CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window
CT State Troopers Smash Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Window Connecticut State Police had to smash a window and use a taser on a 24-year-old man before charging him with alleged drunk driving.  The incident occurred in Middlesex County around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, on 1-91 northbound in Middletown between the rest area and Exit 20.  According to State Police, troopers found a black GMC Sierra pickup with a Massachusetts license plate parked in the right climbing lane and several damaged DOT traffic cones.  The truck's engine was running, and the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, state police said. Troopers attempted …
New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons
New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons Singer Justin Timberlake has been released without bail after being held overnight on Long Island for alleged drunk driving charges. Clear here for a new, updated story - Mug Shot Released From Justin Timberlake's Overnight Stay In Hamptons Jail For DWI Charge Timberlake, age 43, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested around 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, after he was stopped driving a 2025 BMW southbound on Madison Avenue, according to the Sag Harbor Village Police. Police said Timberlake failed to stop at a stop sign and for "failing to maintain his lane of travel." An investigation dete…
Wrong-Way Driver Caught With Explosives, Alleged Narcotics, More In CT: Police Wrong-Way Driver Caught With Explosives, Alleged Narcotics, More In CT: Police
Wrong-Way Driver Caught With Explosives, Alleged Narcotics, More In CT: Police A man has been charged with driving under the influence and more after he was found to be driving the wrong way down a highway in Connecticut. The Litchfield County incident occurred on Saturday, June 15 in the town of Litchfield, according to Connecticut State Police. At approximately 2:20 a.m., police allegedly observed 40-year-old New Haven County resident Darnell Tomlin, of Waterbury, erratically driving his white Kia Optima.  He was heading north on southbound Route 8 near the Exit 41 off-ramp. Responding officers temporarily shut down a section of the highway while Toml…
Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say
Stamford Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In Darien, Police Say A Fairfield County man was nabbed for alleged drunk driving after he was stopped for driving without a tire, with his hazard lights on. Stamford resident Edvin Palma, age 48, was charged on Sunday, June 9, on Noroton Avenue in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police patrol officers spotted Palma driving a Honda Pilot northbound on Noroton Avenue with hazard lights on and emitting a loud thumping noise. During a traffic stop, the Pilot was found with extensive damage, including a missing front tire and a heavily damaged front rim, Vigil said. Palma also had&n…
Woman Nabbed For Darien DUI At Twice Legal Limit, Cops Say Woman Nabbed For Darien DUI At Twice Legal Limit, Cops Say
Woman Nabbed For Darien DUI At Twice Legal Limit, Cops Say A Fairfield County woman has been nabbed for alleged driving under the influence at twice the legal limit after she was spotted by police driving at a high rate of speed. The incident occurred in Darien around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, eastbound on Post Road. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the officer stopped the vehicle on Post Road near the Norwalk border.  While speaking with the driver, Bridget Jacabacci, age 39, of Stratford, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath, Skoumbros said. Skoumbros said Jacaba…
I-84 Wrong-Way Driver Accused Of Being Under Influence I-84 Wrong-Way Driver Accused Of Being Under Influence
I-84 Wrong-Way Driver Accused Of Being Under Influence A motorist driving the wrong way on a stretch of I-84 was under the influence, Connecticut State Police say. At about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, Troop C in Tolland County received several 911 calls reporting a vehicle with its hazard lights illuminated, traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Exit 68 in the town of Tolland. As responding troopers were traveling on I-84 eastbound in that area, they observed a vehicle matching the description provided traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.  Troopers then located the accused vehicle, a silver Honda Crosstour, parked on…
DUI Arrest: Man Swerves In Road, Pops Tire In Wilton, Police Say DUI Arrest: Man Swerves In Road, Pops Tire In Wilton, Police Say
DUI Arrest: 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…
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Fairfield County, Police Say Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Fairfield County, Police Say
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On I-84 In Fairfield County, Police Say A 26-year-old has been accused of driving the wrong way while drunk and striking a police cruiser in an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, Connecticut State Police received the report of the wrong-way driver in the area of Exit 8 in Danbury.  The vehicle was then stopped off Exit 11 in Newtown, state police said.  After an investigation, the operator, 26-year-old Danbury resident Ney Carrasco-Guerrero was placed under arrest and charged with: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and…
Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk In New Canaan: Police Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk In New Canaan: Police
Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk In New Canaan: Police A Northern Westchester man has been accused of driving drunk in Fairfield County after police say he crossed the double-yellow line several times. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, an officer on routine patrol in New Canaan observed the vehicle traveling north on New Norwalk Road. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Manuel Allende, age 65, of South Salem, as the operator. While speaking with Allende, the officer noticed signs of impairment from alcohol consumption. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) were completed and Allende provided two breath…
911 Call Leads Troopers To Greenwich I-95 Wrong-Way Driver 911 Call Leads Troopers To Greenwich I-95 Wrong-Way Driver
911 Call Leads Troopers To Greenwich I-95 Wrong-Way Driver A 911 call led Connecticut State Police to apprehend a wrong-way driver from New York in Fairfield County who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, March 22 on I-95 near Exit 3. According to Connecticut State Police, as troopers were dispatched to the location, Troop G desk personnel began observing DOT highway camera images and identified a red vehicle stopped on the shoulder south of the Exit 3 entrance ramp.  On the cameras, desk personnel saw the red vehicle begin traveling in reverse on the ri…
New Canaan Woman Nabbed For Driving Under Influence Of Drugs, Police Say New Canaan Woman Nabbed For Driving Under Influence Of Drugs, Police Say
New Canaan Woman Nabbed For Driving Under Influence Of Drugs, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been charged with allegedly driving under the influence of drugs after a vehicle crash. Patricia Pamela Petraglia, age 71, of New Canaan, was found sitting in a vehicle in the driveway of a Silvermine Road residence on Monday, March 4 after leaving a crash in Darien. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, officers spoke with the operator and identified her as Petraglia. Officers detected that Petraglia was impaired, however it was not due to alcohol. In plain view, officers observed numerous prescription bottles in the center console…
Missing Front Plate Results In DUI Charge For New Canaan Woman, Police Say Missing Front Plate Results In DUI Charge For New Canaan Woman, Police Say
Missing Front Plate Results In DUI Charge For New Canaan Woman, Police Say A Fairfield County woman landed in handcuffs after police stopped her for a missing front license plate. Margaret Jean Marshall, age 49, of New Canaan, was charged on Friday, Feb. 2, after she was stopped on Cherry Street for driving without a front license plate, said Lt. Marc DeFelice, of the New Canaan Police. DeFelice said that while speaking with Marshall, the officer detected an odor of alcohol and signs of impairment. Based on an investigation, probable cause was established and Marshall was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs an…
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…
Drunk, Wrong Way Driver Nabbed On CT Interstate: Police Drunk, Wrong Way Driver Nabbed On CT Interstate: Police
Drunk, Wrong Way Driver Nabbed On CT Interstate: Police A Connecticut man has been arrested after police said he traveled the wrong way down both a highway and an interstate. The New London County incident happened on Friday, Jan. 12 through Montville and Norwich, according to Connecticut State Police. At around 12:55 a.m. on that day, 62-year-old Robert Sylvester was reportedly seen driving his Jeep Wrangler westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 2A in Montville. He continued on to Interstate 395, going north in the southbound lanes near Exit 11. Police were able to catch up with Sylvester and stop him around the area of Exit 14 in Nor…
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say A teenager, who had just turned 18, was arrested after police allegedly found him stopped on a highway ramp in Connecticut, his car facing the wrong way. The Hartford County incident happened in the city of Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 31 at around 4:30 a.m. Alex Ortiz, who turned 18 earlier in the month, was allegedly found by police in a 2012 gray Honda Accord stopped on a ramp on Interstate 84 near Exit 50. Connecticut State Police said that Ortiz’s car was facing the wrong way on the ramp and that a firearm was in plain view in the backseat. During a search of the vehicle, Ortiz, a To…
36 Nabbed For DUI During New Year's Weekend In Connecticut 36 Nabbed For DUI During New Year's Weekend In Connecticut
36 Nabbed For DUI During New Year's Weekend In Connecticut Three dozen people have been charged with driving under the influence in Connecticut during the New Year's weekend. From midnight Friday, Dec. 29 to 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, state police reported these statistics: Total calls for service – 3,426 Speeding violations – 107 Other moving violations (following too closely, failure to move over, etc.) - 259 Motorist assists – 119 DUI arrests – 36 Motor vehicle crashes – 222 Serious injury crash - 1 (in Oxford)
Christmas Eve Crash Into Cleaners: CT 22-Year-Old Nabbed After Fleeing Scene, Police Say Christmas Eve Crash Into Cleaners: CT 22-Year-Old Nabbed After Fleeing Scene, Police Say
Christmas Eve Crash Into Cleaners: CT 22-Year-Old Nabbed After Fleeing Scene, Police Say A man has been apprehended after authorities say he left the scene after crashing into a dry cleaner in Connecticut on Christmas Eve while allegedly driving while intoxicated. In the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 24 in in New Haven County, a vehicle crashed into Beany's Cleaners in Naugatuck, located on Rubber Avenue, causing significant damage to the building and a crosswalk signal pole.  The driver fled the scene before law enforcement arrived, Naugatuck Police said. Upon investigation, officers successfully tracked down the vehicle less than half a mile away …
Failure To Maintain Lane Leads To DUI Charge For Danbury Man In Wilton: Police Failure To Maintain Lane Leads To DUI Charge For Danbury Man In Wilton: Police
Failure To Maintain Lane Leads To DUI Charge For Danbury Man In Wilton: Police A Fairfield County man was nabbed for allegedly driving under the influence after he was seen not maintaining his lane of travel. Edward Turner, age 57, of Danbury, was stopped by Wilton Police around 2:15 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8 in his gray 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Turner was stopped after police spotted him failing to maintain his lane of travel on Danbury Road. When stopped, Turner appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and was evaluated by EMS to rule out any medical concerns, Tornello said. Turner later failed a field …
SHU Student Accused Of Being 10 Times Legal Limit, Speeding In Fairfield Crash SHU Student Accused Of Being 10 Times Legal Limit, Speeding In Fairfield Crash
SHU Student Accused Of Being 10 Times Legal Limit, Speeding In Fairfield Crash A 19-year-old Sacred Heart University student has been charged with allegedly being drunk at 10 times the legal limit and driving at 85 mph when he crashed into an Uber carrying four SHU students in Fairfield County. Tyler Delk of South Orange, New Jersey, was arrested for assault with a motor vehicle and other charges on Tuesday, Oct. 24 by Fairfield Police for the Friday, Sept. 29 crash on Jefferson Street.  Lt. Edward Nook of the Fairfield Police said following an extensive investigation, it was determined by police crash investigators that Delk was operating a 2018 Audi S5 convertible …
Weaving Driver In Wilton Leads To DUI Charge For Norwalk Resident, Police Say Weaving Driver In Wilton Leads To DUI Charge For Norwalk Resident, Police Say
Weaving Driver In Wilton Leads To DUI Charge For Norwalk Resident, Police Say A Fairfield County man was nabbed allegedly driving at twice the legal limit after he was stopped for driving all over the roadway. Tomas Mata Perez, age 40, of Norwalk, was stopped in Wilton on Wolfpit Road on Tuesday, Sept. 26, around 10:40 p.m. driving a 2023 Honda CRV. According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, Perez was stopped after he was seen unable to maintain a lane of travel. An investigation found that he was driving under the influence and failed a field sobriety test, said Tornello. Tornello said a breath test indicated Perez was driving at more than double the le…
18-Year-Old Nabbed For Crash That Killed CT Police Officer 18-Year-Old Nabbed For Crash That Killed CT Police Officer
18-Year-Old Nabbed For Crash That Killed CT Police Officer A man who allegedly drove under the influence and t-boned a police cruiser, killing one of the officers inside, has been arrested for the incident, authorities announced. On Thursday, Sept. 21, Connecticut State Police announced the arrest of Richard O. Barrington, age 18, for his role in a fatal Hartford County crash. The crash, which occurred in the city of Hartford, happened on Wednesday, Sept. 6 just before 10:30 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Impala Hartford Police car was traveling east on Asylum Street near the intersection of Broad Street with the emergency lights on, making its way to t…
Sleeping Driver In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say Sleeping Driver In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say
Sleeping Driver In Darien Charged With DUI, Police Say A 30-year-old man who was allegedly found sleeping behind the wheel of his car in Fairfield County has been charged with driving under the influence. Westchester County resident Alexander Ramos-Sanchez, of Harrison, was arrested in Darien on Saturday, Sept. 2.  According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros, of the Darien Police, officers responded to the area of Dew Lane on a report of a suspicious motor vehicle. The caller reported seeing the driver of a vehicle asleep behind the wheel.  Officers found Ramos-Sanchez stopped on Mansfield Avenue and smelled alcohol, Skoumbros said. H…
DUI Arrest: Man Drove 2 Times Above Legal Limit In Darien, Police Say DUI Arrest: Man Drove 2 Times Above Legal Limit In Darien, Police Say
DUI Arrest: Man Drove 2 Times Above Legal Limit In Darien, Police Say A man was arrested in Fairfield County after police said he was driving while intoxicated and without proper headlights. The Fairfield County incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 23 in Darien, according to Darien Police. Just before 1:30 a.m. on that day, officers reported seeing a car, operated by 58-year-old Louisiana resident Daniel Pomroy, driving west on Post Road near Sedgwick Avenue with one headlight burnt out. After pulling him over, police said that they could immediately smell alcohol. Pomroy did not pass the field sobriety test and agreed to take a breathalyzer test at the …
Wilton Man Found Unconscious Parked In Intersection Charged With DUI At Twice Limit, Police Say Wilton Man Found Unconscious Parked In Intersection Charged With DUI At Twice Limit, Police Say
Wilton Man Found Unconscious Parked In Intersection Charged With DUI At Twice Limit, Police Say A local man who was found unconscious allegedly parked diagonally in a Fairfield County roadway has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Wilton Police found Brian Dodd, age 36, passed out in the intersection of Linden Tree Road and Wild Wood Drive in a black 2017 Chevy Silverado around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13. During an investigation, the odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from Dodd's breath, an open bottle of vodka was in the passenger seat of the vehicle and several empty vodka bottles were discovered behind the passenger seat o…
Fatal Crash: Man In Custody After Hitting Woman In Stratford, Police Say Fatal Crash: Man In Custody After Hitting Woman In Stratford, Police Say
Fatal Crash: Man In Custody After Hitting Woman In Stratford, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash. The collision, which took place on the town line of Stratford and Bridgeport on Thursday, Aug. 10, killed a 25-year-old Stratford woman who was walking along the roadway. According to Capt. Frank Eannotti of the Stratford Police, officers responded to a report that a woman had been struck and killed by a vehicle that was driving west on Lordship Boulevard.  The offending driver was identified as Daniel Camacho, age 32, of Bridgeport, Eannotti said. Camacho was taken into custody and charged with …
DUI Arrest: 23-Year-Old From Westport Runs Stop Sign In Darien, Alerting Officers, Police Say DUI Arrest: 23-Year-Old From Westport Runs Stop Sign In Darien, Alerting Officers, Police Say
DUI Arrest: 23-Year-Old From Westport Runs Stop Sign In Darien, Alerting Officers, Police Say A local man was arrested after he drove through a stop sign, leading officers to conduct a sobriety test in Fairfield County. On Saturday, June 24 at approximately 2:31 a.m., Darien Police officers reported seeing a car drive past a stop sign without stopping at Post Road and I-95 exit 13. Once pulled over, authorities claim that a strong odor of alcohol was coming from the car, operated by 23-year-old Connor Calarco of Westport. Officers conducted a field sobriety test on Calarco and he was taken to police headquarters after not performing to standard. Calarco reportedly refused a br…
Wrong-Way DUI: CT Woman Facing Multiple Charges After Overnight Incident Wrong-Way DUI: CT Woman Facing Multiple Charges After Overnight Incident
Wrong-Way DUI: CT Woman Facing Multiple Charges After Overnight Incident A young Connecticut woman is facing multiple charges after police say she was driving the wrong way while under the influence overnight. Connecticut State Police say the incident happened on northbound I-91 near Exit 13 in North Haven just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4. A red Honda Civic was stopped in the left of three lanes facing oncoming traffic. The driver, Daria Rae McCabe, age 22, of North Branford, was observed with glossy, bloodshot eyes with the odor of alcohol coming from her breath, according to state police. She then failed field sobriety tests, said police. McCabe was…
DUI Crash: Woman, 22, Charged After Hitting I-95 Traffic Cones In Fairfield, Police Say DUI Crash: Woman, 22, Charged After Hitting I-95 Traffic Cones In Fairfield, Police Say
DUI Crash: Woman, 22, Charged After Hitting I-95 Traffic Cones In Fairfield, Police Say A local woman has been accused of driving under the influence after police say she crashed into cones on a stretch of northbound I-95 in Connecticut. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4 in the town of Fairfield. The right lane was closed near Exit 22 due to an earlier crash, Connecticut State Police said, The woman, Allison Michelle Soto, age 22, of Trumbull, was stopped after troopers say she hit the cones after failing to move over. Field sobriety tests were administered after the troopers observed glossy, bloodshot eyes, said police. She was charged with: Oper…
Woman Charged With DUI After Almost Hitting Oncoming Cars In Wilton Woman Charged With DUI After Almost Hitting Oncoming Cars In Wilton
Woman Charged With DUI After Almost Hitting Oncoming Cars In Wilton A Northern Westchester woman was been accused of driving intoxicated after allegedly swerving and almost hitting oncoming traffic in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Wilton on Friday, May 19 on Ridgefield Road. Wilton police conducted a traffic stop after receiving a report of a vehicle swerving over the double-yellow line and almost hitting oncoming traffic, said Wilton Police Capt. Gregg Phillipson. The driver, Northern Westchester resident Cynthia Gleason, age 61, of North Salem, was given a field sobriety test which she failed, Phillipson said. Gleason was arrested an…
New Canaan Car Crash Leads To Intoxicated Man's Arrest, Police Say New Canaan Car Crash Leads To Intoxicated Man's Arrest, Police Say
New Canaan Car Crash Leads To Intoxicated Man's Arrest, Police Say An intoxicated driver who was unable to drive on the right side of the road crashed his car and was arrested, officials say.  In Fairfield County, police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Old Stamford Road in New Canaan around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, according to the New Canaan Police Department.  The driver was identified as 24-year-old New Haven County resident Elijah Maurice Franceschini, of Ansonia, who displayed signs of impairment.  Franceschini was arrested on the following charges:  Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs…