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Danbury Motorist Found Asleep Charged With DWI, Resisting Arrest

Independent Way/State Route 312 in the Town of Southeast
Independent Way/State Route 312 in the Town of Southeast Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Danbury motorist is facing DWI charges after a Putnam deputy sheriff allegedly found him sleeping in his vehicle.

The officer observed a stopped vehicle with its engine running near the intersection of State Route 312 and Independent Way in the Town of Southeast Saturday, Feb. 2 around 2:30 a.m., Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. said.

Further inspection revealed that the driver, 27-year-old Jesse Bass, was intoxicated, Langley said.

Bass initially refused to answer questions and attempted to drive away, but he was eventually taken into custody, transported and processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility, according to Langley.

Bass was charged with four misdemeanors, including:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving with BAC of .08 or more
  • Resisting arrest
  • Second-degree obstruction of governmental administration

Bass was arraigned by the Honorable Justice Gregory Folchetti of the Town of Southeast Justice Court. He was scheduled for reappearance and released on his own recognizance.

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