Police Make Two DUI Arrests

Police made two DUI arrests late last week, one while responding to a one-car-accident on Hiram Hill Road and another after an officer noticed the dark tinted windows of a black Hyundai on Main Street.

On Jan. 16, officers were dispatched to a car off the road at Hiram Hill and Stanley roads at 12:31 a.m. Police said it appeared that the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn, went off the road and got stuck in the mud.

As officers interviewed the operator, Ocpher Bryant III, 25, of Trumbull, they said he had glassy, bloodshot eyes, spoke with a slurred speech and the officers' detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, according to the report.

Field sobriety tests determined Bryant was under the influence, leading to his arrest, police said, adding breath test results indicated his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. 

Bryant of Main Street was charged with DUI and operating with a suspended license and was released on $1,000 bond for a Jan. 27 court date. 

'A Bong in a Bowl'

Niko Guerra, 22, of Avalon Gates in Trumbull was charged with DUI, traveling unreasonably fast, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Main Street at 1:18 a.m. on Jan. 17.

Police said an officer observed Guerra's black Hyundai traveling on Route 25 with dark tinted windows, adding the car accelerated rapidly away from the officer, then pulled off the road into a parking lot of the Shell station at 133 Main Street.

Investigating officers detected the strong smell of an alcoholic beverage on Guerra's breath, according to the report. Police canine, Gunner, arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle, police said.

Guerra admitted to having "a bong and a bowl" in his vehicle, police said, adding a search of his Hyundai turned up a small glass smoking pipe containing marijuana residue and a marijuana grinder.

Field sobriety tests determined Guerra was under the influence and breath test results indicated his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, police said.

Guerra was released on $500 bond for a Jan. 27 court date.


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