Monroe police officers make two DUI arrests

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MONROE, CT — A report of a driver who appeared to be asleep at the wheel, while parked at Old Tannery Road and Williamsburg Drive early Thursday morning, led to a DUI arrest.

Police officers located the vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, on Route 110, near the Monroe firehouse, and conducted a traffic stop, according to the report.

Police said the driver, a 46-year-old Stratford man, spoke with a slurred, slow, deliberate speech, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanated from him.

Field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence and he was charged with DUI, according to police. The driver was released on $500 bond for a June 27 court date.

The incident occurred around 2:09 a.m.

Minor charged with DUI

An 18-year-old Monroe man was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Wood Creek Drive early Friday morning.

At approximately 1:47 a.m., officers observing traffic in the 430 block of Monroe Turnpike saw a Jeep Wrangler with a missing front plate go by, police said.

The vehicle later pulled up to a stop sign on Wood Creek Drive, before driving backwards the length of the roadway, all the way to a cul-de-sac at the end, where police officers stopped him, according to the report.

The driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, he spoke with a slurred speech, and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanated from the vehicle, police said, adding field sobriety tests determined he was under the influence.

In addition to DUI, the teen was charged with failure to display plates and possession of alcohol by a minor. He was released on $500 bond for a June 27 court date.

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