Some charged with DUI require a breathalyzer device to start their car

A Weston woman was arrested following a minor fender bender on Main Street Thursday, because the car she was driving was not equipped with an ignition interlock device, a small breathalyzer that does not allow the engine to start when the driver is drunk, according to police.

Police said the IID is required as a penalty for a past DUI arrest, though the driver was not intoxicated during Thursday’s accident.

Tsai Junyuan, 37, of Eleven O’Clock Road in Weston, told officers she was driving her mother’s car, because hers was in the shop, according to the report.

Junyuan was charged with avoidance of or tampering with an ignition interlock device and following too closely. She was released on $500 bond for a Feb. 18 court date.

Around 8:56 a.m. on Thursday, police said Junyuan was driving a Lexus RX 350 north on Main Street, when the traffic in front of her stopped near Pepper Street. Junyuan said she tried to stop, but her foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal and she rear-ended a box truck, according to police.

The other driver complained of lower back pain, but declined a trip to the hospital.

Violation of a restraining order

A Norwalk man was arrested on a warrant Thursday for allegedly violating a restraining order stemming from a domestic incident in Monroe.

Police said Eduardo Cordero, 28, of 18 Avenue, contacted the victim by phone call and text when he is supposed to have no contact.

Bond was set at $25,000 and he was arraigned the same day.

Possession of hash oil

An Oakville woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police stopped a Hyundai Veloster on Main Street for an inoperable tail light Wednesday night.

Police said the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle and a purse visible on the left, rear floor board, had three glass containers filled with a yellow colored liquid labeled 1G.

Officers believed it was butane hash oil, which is a schedule two controlled substance.

Briana Beller, 20, of 144 Sunnyside Ave. in Oakville, was charged with possession and bond was set at $500 for a Feb. 20 court date.

Identity theft

A Monroe man learned his identity was stolen when a collection agency contacted him about an unpaid Sprint account he does not have.

After he contacted the collection agency, he was advised to call Sprint and file a complaint. Sprint required him to file a police report. The amount owed on the fraudulent account was around $550.

The resident also had incidents where false T-Mobile and AT&T accounts were opened in his name in the past, but police said those unpaid debts were resolved without any issues.

A DUI arrest

A police officer was driving behind a Hyundai Tucson heading north on Main Street Jan. 31, when the driver made a wide right turn onto Green Street from the center lane, crossing the center line on Green Street and going into the wrong lane as it turned, according to police.

Police stopped the driver, Jeffrey A. Nason, 55, of Locust Road in Fort Worth, Pa., at Pepper Street and Old Mine Road and the officer noticed he had bloodshot, glassy eyes, the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The officer could also smell marijuana from inside the vehicle, according to the report.

A small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle and Nason did not perform field sobriety tests to standard, police said.

He was charged with operating under the influence, failure to maintain the proper lane,  traveling unreasonably fast and possession of less-than-a half-ounce of marijuana. Nason was released on $500 bond for a Feb. 10 court date.

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