Wrong Way to West Haven. DUI on Route 111

Officers arrested a man for drunken driving and added another incident to an investigation on pellet shootings.

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


DUI on Route 111

A West Haven man was arrested for DUI Sunday after an officer saw him blow through two stop signs at around 10:22 p.m., according to police.

Thomas Lee, 57, of Savin Avenue was charged with DUI and failure to obey a stop sign. He was unable to post the $500 bond and was arraigned on Monday morning.

On Sunday night, police said an officer saw Lee's 2007 Honda going west on Route 110 and fail to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Moose Hill Road. When the officer turned on his overhead lights, police said Lee continued to drive, turning south on 111 without stopping — nearly hitting an oncoming vehicle, whose driver performed an evasive maneuver to avoid an accident.

Lee had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him, glassy eyes and appeared confused, according to police, who said he told the officer he had consumed four or five beers. Lee told the officer he was going to West Haven, but he was heading in the wrong direction, police said.

Field tests determined Lee was driving under the influence and breath tests at headquarters showed a blood alcohol level above the legal limit, according to the report.

Another Pellet Shooting

A 21-year-old Webb Circle man told police Friday that he had parked his 2000 Nissan Ultima on Pastors Walk on June 28 and later noticed damage from pellets fired at his vehicle. The left rear quarter, the driver's side door and windshield were struck, according to the report.

He told the officer that he had not reported it at the time because he figured there was nothing he could do, but later changed his mind after seeing two other pellet shooting incidents had been reported on June 29, police said.

Damage to his Nissan is estimated at $500.


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