Police Reports: Details on a Bad Accident Emerge

A swerving vehicle hit another head on last weekend and a driver in a separate incident was fined for pot.

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


Accident Details Emerge

A '97 Ford Taurus station wagen heading north on Main Street at around 9:03 p.m. on March 4 swerved into the other lane, forcing the driver of an '06 Toyota to steer into the northbound lane to avoid a head-on collission, according to witnesses. But then the driver of the Taurus swerved back into his own lane, colliding with the Toyota.

Two witnesses in a car that was behind the Taurus, told police they saw the car cross over the double center line, then swerve back into his own lane, police said.

Neither car had any passengers and the driver of the Taurus, a 30-year-old Stamford man, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The other driver was a 34-year-old Milford man.

The incident is still under investigation.


Marijuana Possession

The driver of a 2006 Mazda faces motor vehicle charges and was fined for possession of marijuana Thursday after being stopped for speeding on Old Newtown Road at 5:50 p.m., police said.

David Doyle, 41, of Hill Avenue in Wallingford was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle, operating with a suspended license and traveling an unreasonable speed. He was also issued an infraction for possession of less-than-half-an-ounce of marijuana. Bond was set at $250 for a March 19 court date.

Police said Doyle's Mazda was clocked at 39 m.p.h. in a 25 m.p.h. zone on a roadway in where the department receives a lot of complaints about speeding.

When the car was stopped on Pepper Street the officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Doyle admitted to having a small plastic bag of pot in his sock, according to the report. Police canine Liberty was brought to the scene and alerted on the Mazda and a search uncovered a small glass pipe, police said.


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