Newtown police made two driving under the influence arrests and issued five drug infractions and 30 motor vehicle violation warnings as part of a sobriety checkpoint conducted late Fri., Dec. 16 into early Saturday, police said.
The checkpoint initially was set up on Wasserman Way at Trades Lane and later moved to Hawleyville Road at Covered Brdige Road and the nearby area, police said.
On Mount Pleasant Road at about 11:45 p.m., Friday, Susan Loschiavo, 56, of Driftway Road, Danbury, was charged with driving under the influence and restricted turn. She was released on $100 bond and was to appear Jan. 4 in state Superior Court in Danbury.
On Hawleyville Road, at about 12:10 a.m., Saturday, Gary R. Werbeck, 60, of Flat Swamp Road, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $100 bond. He was to appear Jan. 5 in state Superior Court in Danbury.
Also at the Hawleyville Road checkpoint, at about 1 a.m., Saturday, police issued two infractions for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia to Jeffrey A. Spencer, 20, of Sugar Lane, and Kurt Vinci, 19, of Rock Ridge Road.
About 75-percent of the operational expense of the checkpoint .