The case against a Westport couple who allegedly assaulted a Parks & Rec volunteer who was directing traffic during last Friday’s fireworks show at Compo Beach has been continued to July 22, according to a report in WestportNow.com.
As per the published July 4 on Patch, Arlene Yolles, 66, of 24 Richmondville Ave., Westport, was arrested last Friday night on a charge of reckless driving after she allegedly bumped a Parks & Rec volunteer with her car several times while the volunteer was directing post-fireworks traffic at an intersection.
In addition Arlene Yolles’ husband, Martin Yolles, 68, of the same address, was arrested and charged with breach of peace for allegedly shoving the 19-year-old Parks & Rec volunteer, identified in the WestportNow report as Lauren Casey, 19, of Fairfield.
According to the report on WestportNow, Martin Yolles wasn’t feeling well as the Yolles’ were exiting the fireworks in their vehicle. At one point the Yolles’ reportedly became impatient with how Casey was directing the thick traffic. It was then, police said, that Arlene Yolles started honking her horn at Casey and began bumping her legs with the car. Martin Yolles then reportedly got out of the car and shoved Casey with both hands.
Casey did not sustain any physical injuries, according to the police report.
Parks & Rec staff immediately notified police, who located the Yolles’ car as it was leaving the area.
The Yolles’ were scheduled to appear in court on July 7, however only their attorney showed up, and the case has been continued to July 22, according to WestportNow.
Casey’s sister works as a supervisor in the Parks & Recreation Department, according to the WestportNow report.
According to the report, Arlene Yolles is a teacher and a math team leader at the East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield.