Cops: Only Repeated Orders Got Intoxicated Driver to Stop

New Canaan police say it took repeated orders get an intoxicated driver to stop at a checkpoint for intoxicated drivers.

New Canaan police set up a checkpoint for people driving while intoxicated at the Merritt Parkway overpass at Old Stamford Road, and an intoxicated driver was exactly what they got, according to a police report.

They said one 22-year-old driver didn't even stop when told by more than one officer to do so.

Police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) about the matter:

At about 7:53 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, Renzo Molina of Spring Valley, NY, was driving on Old Stamford Road when he came to the checkpoint.

Molina was signaled by one officer to stop his vehicle, just as everyone else who went through the checkpoint was told to do. Molina kept driving.

The officer repeated the order. Other officers repeated the order. He stopped.

Police saw two open containers of alcohol on the floor by the back seat. Molina had a passenger in the car with him.

Molina was given field sobriety tests, which he did not pass.

Molina, of North Myrtle Avenue in Spring Valley, NY,  was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving a motor vehicle without a license and drinking alcohol while driving a motor vehicle.

He refused to take a blood-alcohol test.

He was initially held on $260 bond, which he posted. He is scheduled to appear July 15 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.


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