Police Checkpoint Nets 2 DUIs, Drug Infractions

The following information was supplied by the Newtown police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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 .

Sam Mihailoff December 20, 2011 at 09:45 PM
not really a joke...don't let this be you A Cop pulled a car over for speeding. When the Cop asked the driver why he was traveling 95mph, the driver answered that he was a juggler on his way to do a show for a birthday party and didn't want to be late. The Cop told the driver he was fascinated by juggling, and if the driver would do a little juggling for him that he wouldn't give him a ticket. The driver told the Cop that he had sent all of his equipment on ahead and didn't have anything to juggle. The Cop told him that he had some flares in the trunk of his patrol car, and asked if he could juggle them. The juggler stated that he could, so the Cop got three flares, lit them and handed them to the juggler. While the man was doing his juggling act, a car pulled in behind the patrol car. A drunk got out, watched the performance briefly, went over to the patrol car, opened the rear door and got in. The Cop observed him doing this, and went over to the patrol car, opened the door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing. The drunk replied, "You might as well haul my butt to jail, cause there's NO way I’ll pass that test."
G December 21, 2011 at 04:48 AM
Sam - I have to give credit when credit is due. Usually, I get a chuckle when you post, for other reasons. But this joke was genuinely funny. Thanks for sharing it. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday!


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