Police Reports: Erratic Driving Leads to DUI, a $100k Theft

A driver was arrested for drunken driving after numerous complaints and $100,000 worth of equipment was reported stolen from a construction site on Enterprise Drive.

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

A DUI on Cutlers Farm

Erratic driving led to a DUI arrest on Monday afternoon.

Troop G received two complaints about a 2010 Chevy Impala veering on the Route 25 Connector and driving onto the grass at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Then police say the car turned right onto Route 111, nearly striking oncoming traffic.

The driver sat through an entire light cycle at Corporate Drive in Trumbull, then went through a red light at Monroe Turnpike and Purdy Hill Road, according to the report. A police officer pulled over the vehicle after it blew through a stop sign on Cutlers Farm Road, police said.

Police said the driver, James Dinneen, 59, of Georges Lane had bloodshot and glassy eyes and that field tests determined he was under the influence. Breath tests later showed a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, according to the report.

Dinneen was charged with DUI, improper turn and failure to obey a stop sign. He was released on $500 bond for a March 27 court date.


A $100,000 Loss 

A 61-year-old Westport man reported $100,000 in construction equipment and materials stolen Saturday from a property he owns on Enterprise Drive in Monroe.

He told officers that the lock on his construction trailer was in place, but that it was open — he remembers locking it, police said, adding there were no signs of forced entry.

Police did not have an inventory of the construction equipment stolen, but some of the items that were taken include steel plates, stone blocks, mats and blasting equipment.


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