Stamford Men Face Drug, Alcohol Charges in Jan. New Canaan Crash

The pair, a 21-year-old and 19-year-old, were traveling in a vehicle in which the operator was allegedly drunk and a passenger was allegedly carrying marijuana and ADHD meds.

Police conducted warrant service arrests for two individuals involved in a single-vehicle car accident that sent four to Norwalk Hospital in January of this year, New Canaan police said Monday.

The 21-year-old operator of a Mini Cooper that flipped onto it's side near the intersection of Ponus Ridge Road and Dans Highway and one of the vehicle's 19-year-old passengers each face alcohol or drug charges stemming from the incident on the night of Jan. 22.

According to police, authorities arriving on scene at approximately 10:18 p.m. to find the car had struck the right guardrail, traveled across traffic and struck the left guardrail before flipping allegedly also detected the odor of alcohol coming from the operator, identified as Ryan Munoz, of Hope Street in Stamford. Additionally, empty alcohol containers were reportedly found during an investigation of the scene.

A warrant was obtained for the toxicological blood work results for Munoz, which police said were returned and showed he had been under the influence at the time of the accident.

One of Munoz' 19-year-old passengers, Allan Vilfranche, of Richards Avenue in Stamford, was allegedly carrying marijuana, a glass pipe and a baggie of pills with him at the time of the crash. Police said Vilfranche, who'd been a passenger in the rear of the car, was transported to the hospital with his jacket, where the items were discovered during transport. According to police, the pills were identified as a narcotic stimulant used to treat ADHD.

Munoz turned himself in to police on March 20 and was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was issued a bond of $260 and given a court date of April 1.

VilFranche Turned himself in to police on March 21 and was charged with illegal possession of a narcotic substance, possession of marijuana less than half-an-ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a PTA and give a court date of April 1. 


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