Danbury driver crashes into a utility pole on Fan Hill Road

MONROE, CT — An 18-year-old Danbury woman escaped injury after crashing a Subaru Legacy into a utility pole on Fan Hill Road Saturday evening.

The driver told officers she was heading south when she noticed a rock, hit it and went off the right side of the road, striking the pole, police said of the crash, which occurred around 6:16 p.m.

Though the driver was not injured, police said she was issued an infraction for failing to stay in the proper lane.

Eversource responded to repair the utility pole and the electric company also called Frontier in, according to the report.

An unemployment scam

A local woman told police someone filed for unemployment using her stolen identity, according to a complaint filed Friday.

The woman learned of the fraud after receiving a phone call from the Connecticut Department of Labor about the unemployment claim in her name. The victim did not incur any financial loss and no benefits were paid out, police said.

The woman was advised to monitor her credit and contact the three major credit bureaus and the Social Security Administration.

Window bashed in

A Stanley Road man told police his vehicle was parked off the road on Friday when he heard the alarm go off around 6 p.m. When he went outside to turn it off, police said he noticed the driver’s side window was smashed and a large rock was on the seat.

Police are investigating the vandalism.

DUI on Fan Hill Road

A Newtown man was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Fan Hill Road Friday night.

Michael Rosenschein, 36, of Mount Pleasant Road, was also charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

At approximately 10:43 p.m. Friday, a police officer was driving behind a gray Chevy pickup truck on Fan Hill Road, when the truck driver turned on his right blinker, pulled to the side of the road and waved for the officer to pass, according to police.

Police said the officer pulled alongside the pickup truck to see if the driver was okay and saw him pushing a female passenger away from him.

When the officer stopped to speak with them, the female said she was having an argument with the driver, Rosenschein, the report said.

Police said Rosenschein had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, adding he did not perform field sobriety tests to standard.

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