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Drivers Face Charges from Weekend Incidents

A roundup of weekend motor vehicle arrests.

 

A 48-year-old Greenwich man was arrested on a variety of motor vehicle charges including driving while intoxicated after Greenwich Police say he was stopped for speeding.

According to a police report, James C. Martin, of 192 Putnam Park, was charged after he was stopped for not having his headlights illuminated and for speeding on East Putnam Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Feb.16. Martin had slurred speech, the smell of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and failed field sobriety tests, according to the report. Police also said they determined he was involved in a minor accident on Sheephill Road.

Martin was charged with driving while intoxicated, traveling too fast, evading responsibility and operating without insurance. He also was given a verbal warning about the head light operation.

He was held in lieu of $250 bond and scheduled to appear Feb. 19 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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A Greenwich man faces marijuana possession and motor vehicle charges after Greenwich Police stopped him as he drove on Old Post Road N. 6 in Cos Cob about 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

According to a police report, James P. Troy, 34, of 116 Hamilton Ave., was charged with operating with a suspended registration, operating without his operator's license on his person, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, possession of paraphernalisa for less than a half-ounce of marijuana and two counts of illegal obtaining or supplying. The report did not include details on the charges.

Troy was released on a promise to appear Feb. 25 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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A driver who Greenwich Police said left the scene of a car crash on River Road Extension about 3:20 a.m. Feb. 16 has been charged with evading responsibility and failure to maintain lane.

According to a police report, Sean P. Bannon, 23, of 20 Rippowam Rd., Greenwich, police investigating a report of a car hitting a utility pole and having left the accident scene, found Bannon in the driveway of his home surveying the damage to his car. Police said the utility pole was nearly sheered off at the base and that Bannon admitted to striking the pole.

He was released on a $250 bond and scheduled to appear March 7 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

 

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