Police reports: Fraud, crashes and a DUI arrest

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MONROE, CT — A local man told police someone made a false unemployment claim using his name.

In the complaint filed at the Monroe Police Department Saturday, the man said he received the unemployment claim form from the Connecticut Department of Labor and noticed the Social Security number was different from his own.

Police said there was no financial loss and the resident contacted the major credit bureaus. A report will be added to the Department of Labor’s case, according to police.

Firefighters extricate driver after rollover crash

A 79-year-old Trumbull woman was hospitalized with what is believed to be minor injuries Friday afternoon, after police say she was involved in a rollover crash in her black Chevrolet Equinox. The accident occurred in the CubeSmart parking lot, 873 Main St.

She told police she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake at around 3:48 p.m., when her vehicle struck a yellow bollard at a high rate of speed and was launched, striking the gate at the entrance and rolling over onto its roof.

Town firefighters extricated the woman from the vehicle and she was taken to Bridgeport Hospital.

Crash leaves Toyota Tacoma in a ditch

A Derby man was taken to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center by the Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service with possible injuries Saturday afternoon, after being involved in a one-vehicle-crash on Route 34, near the Stevenson Dam.

Police said the man was driving his Toyota Tacoma east at approximately 1:43 p.m. when his pickup truck crossed over the double yellow center line and struck the guardrail in the opposite lane.

Police said the vehicle went off the road, struck the guardrail in another section and hit several trees before coming to rest in a ditch.

The driver was issued a ticket for failure to maintain the proper lane and was cited for operating with a suspended license.

A DUI on Main

A Trumbull man was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Main Street Saturday night.

Gary Tetu, 60, was also charged with failure to grant the right of way and operating without a license. Police said his license expired in 2018. He was released on $500 bond for a March 15 court date.

At around 9:58 p.m., a police officer driving south on Main Street (Route 25) saw a vehicle exit a driveway in the 400-block, while entering the roadway at a high rate of speed — without yielding to oncoming traffic, according to the report.

The officer stopped the vehicle just south of the commercial driveway and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage while talking to the driver, Tetu, police said.

Tetu admitted to drinking alcohol and he did not perform field sobriety tests to standard, according to police.

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