Police: Ridgefield Man Following Too Closely In New Canaan Under Influence

A traffic stop in New Canaan led to the arrest of a Ridgefield man who allegedly admitted to police that he had smoked cannabis five minutes before getting behind the wheel.

Smith Ridge Road in New Canaan.
Smith Ridge Road in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Google Maps

An officer from the New Canaan Police Department on patrol at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 stopped 27-year-old Glenn Rabinowitz on Smith Ridge Road when he was spotted allegedly following too closely to another vehicle.

During the subsequent stop, officers said that they detected signs of impairment associated with an operator under the influence of drugs, which led Rabinowitz to admit that he had smoked a vape pen with cannabis oil five minutes before the traffic stop.

Rabinowitz went on to fail multiple Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and was subsequently charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and cited for following too closely. Following arraignment, Rabinowitz was released on $250 bond and is due back in court at a later date to answer the charge.

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