Man charged with DWI
Published 9:57 am, Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Joshua B. DeMarco, 18, of Lakeview Lane, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding at 1:22 a.m. on June 30.
Police also charged a 17-year-old male of Lakeview Lane, who was a passenger in DeMarco's vehicle, with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor.
Police said DeMarco's vehicle was seen traveling northbound above the posted speed limit on Old Norwalk Road. When officers stopped the vehicle, they detected odors of burnt marijuana and alcohol coming from the vehicle.
While searching the vehicle, police found a partially full bottle of alcohol, a small piece of a marijuana cigarette, a small amount of loose marijuana on the floor underneath the passenger seat and rolling papers, according to the report.
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The passenger told police the bottle of alcohol belonged to him.
Police detected an odor of alcohol coming from DeMarco's breath during questioning. DeMarco showed other signs of intoxication, including eyes that were bloodshot and glassy.
DeMarco failed his field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 12.