After a blue Chevy pickup nearly struck her in the 800-block of Monroe Turnpike at around 9:48 a.m. on Oct. 27, a 54-year-old Monroe woman told police the angry driver followed her home. She managed to get the license plate number, which officers found was registered to a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, according to the report.
Officers observed the pickup truck traveling south on Route 111 and initiated a stop, but after the officer flipped on his strobe lights, police said the vehicle continued on up and over the curb, nearly striking a street sign near the library.
The driver, Charles A. Cintron, 50, of Canal Street in Shelton, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and was mumbling incoherently, according to police, adding he admitted to being in the Monroe woman's driveway because, "She over-reacted".
Field sobriety tests at the scene determined Cintron was under the influence, leading to his arrest, according to police who said he refused to take a urine test chosen by the officer at headquarters.
Cintron was charged with DUI and following too close with an intent to harass and released to his wife on $500 bond for a Nov. 5 court date.