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Drunk Driver Turns Off Lights to Avoid Police, Drives Into Swamp

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

After being followed by police, in a swamp in Westport.

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A 24-year-old Amityville, NY, man crawled into a large clothing donation bin in Darien recently — and then found he couldn't get out, Darien police said. He had his cell phone with him in the bin and called the company that owns it, but it was past 3 a.m., and all he could do was leave a message, so he called police and asked to be rescued.

It took a visit from the local fire department to cut through a chain and free him, whereupon he was arrested. The company that owns the bins told police that the metal boxes are  — because so many thieves had been stealing from them. (Is that a good idea? A poll about that is attached to the article.)

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A Norwalk resident lost $10,000 cash when his car was burglarized Monday. He told police he had the money hidden under the driver's seat for a trip to a casino. A window was smashed to gain entry.

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A Bridgeport woman was charged with DUI after she , NY. The woman reportedly had a suspended license for a previous DUI and, police said, was so combative during her arraignment that she was held in a Westchester County Jail.

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A teen was pulled over for having a passenger before he's legally allowed. Then Naugatuck in his car.

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