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Newtown Police Net 4 DUIs in 3 Days

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Erratic driving was the common denominator in four separate DUI arrests that Newtown Police made in the span of three days.

Here's information about each incident, as provided in the police reports:

Man Reportedly Disregarded Cop's Sirens

A 46-year-old Monroe man was arrested on a charge of DUI and disobeying the signal of an officer at 5:15 p.m. on April 18.

Police said the arrest was made after the department received multiple calls reporting a vehicle driving erratically on South Main Street. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver allegedly kept driving into Monroe before stopping approximately a half mile on Pepper Street. 

The driver was identified as Gregg Chopskie, of Field Rock Road in Monroe. He was released after posting a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 6.

DUI on South Main Street

Theresa J. Caputo, 61, of Cedar Lane in Monroe, was arrested on a charge of DUI at 10:25 p.m. on April 19.

Police said she was pulled over after an officer spotted her driving erractically on South Main Street. 

Caputo was released on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 2.

DUI on Berkshire Road

Thomas Preston Corderman, 42, of Spruce Brook Road in Southbury, was arrested on a charge of DUI and using a cell phone while driving at 8:16 p.m. on April 19.

Police said he was pulled over after an officer spotted him driving erratically on Berkshire Road. He was released on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 2.

DUI Near Sand Hill Plaza

Craig J. Santos, of Bridgeport, 4/8/91, was arrested at 1:35 a.m. on April 17 on charges of failure to drive in the proper lane and DUI. 

Police said his vehicle was pulled over for veering over the southbound lanes of South Main Street near Sand Hill Plaza. 

Santos was released on a $100 bond and is due in court May 1.


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