Monroe police respond to a motorcycle crash on Main Street

MONROE, CT — A motorcycle rider was treated by Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel for injuries Saturday afternoon, from falling off his bike after rear-ending a 2020 Nissan Pathfinder while heading south on Main Street.

The other driver, a 46-year-old from Weston, slowed down for traffic while in front of a 2007 Harley Davidson.

The rider of the Harley, a 54-year-old Monroe man, hit his brakes, but fell off his bike, which skid forward, striking the Nissan, according to the report.

Neither driver was hospitalized and both were able to drive away from the scene.

The Monroe man was cited for failure to have insurance and operating with a suspended license.

The accident occurred around 1:38 p.m. in the 560-block of Main Street, north of Verna Road.

DUI arrest

A 64-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with DUI after police responded to a complaint of an erratic driver on Main Street in a 2005 Dodge Caravan, allegedly swerving in the roadway and into oncoming traffic on June 19.

The caller told police the minivan turned into a parking lot at 435 Main St., where officers later found it around 12:19 p.m.

Police said an officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver, who admitted to drinking, adding his performance on field sobriety tests led to his arrest.

The man was released after posting seven percent of his $500 bond for a July 8 court date.

The Sun’s Policy on Using Names in Police Reports

Before the internet, newspapers routinely published names in the police blotter. The arrestees would be embarrassed for a few days, before most people forgot about it. They served their penalty and could move on with their lives. The issue with the article was archived in a library and could become an issue again if someone researched it.

Since the internet, the arrestees’ names can be searched online and the article will always come up. Even if the arrest was long ago and they are leading better, more productive lives, the report always looms over them.

Because of this, The Sun only uses names of people in police reports for some of the more serious crimes and incidents: murder, brutal beatings, robberies, burglaries, car thefts, thefts of thousands of dollars or more, sexual assault, pedophilia and fatal crashes.

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