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Connecticut man arrested for driving under the influence

A man with an outstanding warrant in another state was arrested in South Windsor on May 25, according to local sources. Connecticut authorities have confirmed the man, who is wanted in Massachusetts for a nearly decade-old sexual assault allegation, is in custody after a car accident. Police believe he was driving under the influence, and he faces charges to that effect. 

According to the report logged by police, the 42-year-old man, who lives here in Connecticut, reportedly crashed into a utility pole near Interstate 291 and Route 5. Officers on the scene say they suspected the man might be drunk, and the man consented to a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed. He was arrested and taken for processing, whereupon police discovered the outstanding warrant from 2001. This warrant is considered extraditable. 

Woman faces drunk driving charge after accident

A retired fire captain was the victim of a head-on collision with a woman believed to be drunk behind the wheel, according to local authorities. Connecticut police arrested a 40-year-old woman, who now faces a drunk driving charge as well as several other infractions. It is not clear if she has been released or if she remains in police custody in advance of a trial date. 

According to the limited information available in the report, it appears two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision in the westbound lanes of Route 14 in Scotland. The 40-year-old woman struck the vehicle of the 63-year-old man with enough force that both drivers needed to be extricated from the wreck by emergency crews. The accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. with first responders arriving shortly thereafter. 

Connecticut man faces DUI charge following crash

A man who had reportedly just purchased two bottles of whiskey was arrested following an accident on the early afternoon of May 5, according to local sources. Connecticut authorities responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a driver they identified as being heavily intoxicated. The man is now facing a DUI charge and is being held on $10,000 bond. His arraignment is forthcoming. 

According to the report filed by police on the scene, at around 2:50 p.m., officers were called to the scene of a single-car accident, wherein the car had crashed into a stone wall in North Stamford. The driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old man, was believed to be intoxicated when police arrived. A search of his vehicle revealed two opened and partly-consumed bottles of whiskey, along with a receipt from a local liquor store for the purchase around an hour before the crash. 

Criminal defense: 2 men charged with theft

Two men in Turnbull have been arrested following the alleged theft of valuables from unlocked cars, according to local sources. Connecticut police have arrested the two men, who now face charges including burglary. Police are reaching out to the community for anyone with information regarding the alleged thefts. For the moment, it does not appear that either man has retained criminal defense counsel. 

According to the arrest report, around 1 a.m. the morning of May 1, a resident in Trumbull called police, saying their security system had gone off and they had seen the two men walking near the vehicles parked in the driveway. The resident also reported seeing the internal cab light of one of the vehicles turning on. When police arrived, they found both men, a 21-year-old and a 24-year-old, walking in the rain away from the residence. 

Teen faces drunk driving charge after accident

A 19-year-old man is facing serious charges following a devastating accident that totaled his vehicle and sent two passengers to the hospital. Police in Cortland, Connecticut, arrested the man, who now faces a drunk driving charge. He has been ordered to appear in a Cortland court in May to face the charge, at which point he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney. 

According to the limited information available in the report, it appears that around 1:40 the morning of April 25, the man was driving his sedan on Pendleton Street when he attempted to negotiate a curve in the road. He appears to have lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the road and hit a culvert pipe. This in turn caused the vehicle to turn over onto its side and strike several signs before coming to rest. 

Woman faces DUI charge in Connecticut

A woman in Trumbull was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being pulled over, according to local sources. Connecticut authorities arrested the woman on April 17 after finding her unresponsive. She was released on a promise to appear in court to face the DUI charge filed against her. 

Very little information is available about the facts of this case, but it has been confirmed that police found the woman around 11 p.m. after receiving reports of an erratic driver near Main Street in Trumbull. When police arrived, they found a vehicle parked in a roadway with its engine running. When they approached the vehicle, they found a 54-year-old woman reportedly asleep at the wheel.

Connecticut man faces DUI charge

A man in Newton is believed to have been under the influence of drugs behind the wheel, according to police in Trumbull. Connecticut authorities have filed a DUI charge against the man, but he has since been released on bond. No court date has been announced, and it is unclear whether the man has retained defense counsel at this time. 

According to the report, police were called to the area of Daniels Farm Road after being told that a driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. Before police arrived, the witness called back to say the man had woken up and driven away. Police eventually tracked the 38-year-old man down and spoke with him. They described him as being confused, unsteady on his feet and nervous. He also apparently had dried blood on his arm, which police say is consistent with intravenous needle use. 

Connecticut woman charged with arson

A recent apartment fire in the state capital resulted in one person's death and another's arrest. Connecticut police believe that a woman may have purposely started the fire and and she has since been charged with arson. She is also facing multiple counts for assault as well as a charge of attempted murder.

Emergency responders were first made aware of the fire in the early hours of the morning. After arriving at the apartment, two additional alarms were called in to help out. There were a total of 75 firefighters extinguishing the flames and helping apartment residents get out of the building, including a young baby and his mother. Approximately 30 apartment residents and one firefighter were transported to the hospital. A 50-year-old man suffered fatal injuries from the fire.

Connecticut woman faces DUI charge

A woman has been charged after being stopped while going the wrong way on Interstate 91, according to police. The 34-year-old Connecticut woman is facing a DUI charge after police stopped her early on the morning of March 29. She has since been released on bond and is expected to appear in court on May 22, where she will be represented by a criminal defense attorney. 

According to the report, at around 2:45 a.m., officers received a call about a wrong-way driver on I-91, traveling southbound near Exit 35 in Windsor. Police immediately moved to stop the driver, and the 34-year-old was taken into custody. She was transported by police to Troop H in Hartford. It is unclear from the report whether or not a breath or blood test was taken, or if any roadside sobriety tests were employed. 

Man faces DUI charge in Connecticut

A man is facing a serious charge following a head-on crash in the town of Shelton. Connecticut police arrested the 29-year-old man, who is now facing a DUI charge as well as several other charges related to the incident. He was scheduled to appear in court on March 18 for the beginning of his trial. It is unknown whether he retained criminal defense counsel before that date. 

According to the limited information available, it appears the man was traveling southbound on River Road in Shelton around 7 p.m. on the evening of March 4 when the accident occurred. Apparently, his vehicle went over the center line, and he struck a northbound car head-on. Two people in the struck vehicle needed to be extricated by emergency personnel. Both individuals suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

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