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Police: Drunk Driver Hit a House on Crescent Place

Officers made two DUI arrests and chip sealing has been mucking up cars on Judd Road.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

Car vs. House

Police arrested a driver from Sandy Hook at 1:22 Sunday morning after responding to the report of a 2006 Ford Mustang going off the road and striking a house on Crescent Place.

Andrew Russell, 23, of Loveland Drive was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane. Russell was also issued an infraction for possession of less-than-half-an-ounce of marijuana. He was released on $500 bond for an Oct. 30 court date.

Police said Russell had bloodshot, glassy eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him when an officer questioned him about the accident and that field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence.

A small amount of pot was found in clear plastic bag behind the driver's seat, according to the report.

Police said two breath tests at headquarters showed blood alcohol levels above the legal limit.

No information was available on the condition of the house.

Accident Leads to DUI

A Pepper Street man was arrested for DUI at 5:40 p.m. Thursday following a fender-bender in front of his home.

Charles Cornut the III, 33, told police responding to the report of an accident that he stopped to turn right into his driveway when the other driver, a 60-year-old Monroe woman, struck his vehicle from behind, according to the report.

Police said Cornut then pulled his vehicle into his driveway and shut the car off by the garage.

Officers smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage when they spoke to Cornut and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, police said, adding field tests determined he was under the influence. Two breath tests taken at headquarters showed his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, according to the report.

Cornut was charged with DUI and driving without insurance. He was released on $500 bond for an Oct. 29 court date.

Tarring Vehicles

Police received a complaint from an Easton garbage truck driver at 2:04 p.m. Friday when he told an officer that his truck was damaged by chip sealing done on Judd Road.

The truck was traveling toward Easton on the recently chip sealed road when oil and stone caked along his fender wells and running boards and became stuck in the tread of his tires making it difficult to drive, according to the complaint.

Police received two similar complaints about Judd Road from an Easton man who said his 2003 Cadillac was damaged and from a Patmar Circle resident saying his 2008 GMC Sierra was damaged, according to police.

The three complaints were forwarded to the Monroe Public Works Department, police said.

Malcolm Bell October 22, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Why was Judd chip sealed when it was recently paved?

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