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Police: Norwalk Man Hit Wall and Fled

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk driver suspected of crashing into a stone wall was arrested in front of his home early Sunday by Norwalk Police.

Andrew Wallace, 28, of 226 West Rocks Road was intoxicated, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. He was Tasered after saying he couldn't be arrested on private property and refusing to get into a patrol car, police said.

The crash at 48 Linden St. was called in at 2:04 a.m. Someone had hit a stone wall with such force that it sent rocks from the wall across a yard and into two parked cars, Cotto said. That vehicle had left the scene.

The back windshield of one parked car was smashed, and there were scratches on the other parked car, police said. A witness said the car was a Nissan and provided the first three numbers of its license plate.

Police followed a trail of liquids in the road southwest on Linden Street, east on Creeping Hemlock and across West Rocks Road into the driveway of 226 West Rocks Road, Cotto said. Wallace was sitting in the vehicle. When police approached he said, "I didn't do anything wrong," although police had not asked him anything, Cotto said. His eyes allegedly were bloodshot and he was swaying when he got out, police said. He allegedly became agitated and would not answer questions, police said. Told he was going to be arrested, he reportedly said, "This is private property."

He would not get into the patrol car and still was resisting police after being handcuffed, Cotto said, so he was Tasered. He did not appear to be injured from the collision but was taken to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for the Taser shot, police said.

Hie was charged with interfering with an officer, and Cotto said more charges are expected as the investigation is ongoing. Bond was set at $5,000.

Also on the police blotter:

? A man accused of yelling profanities and waving his arms at the East Norwalk train station was arrested Saturday evening. Richard Zwart, 53, of Waterbury called police profane names after they were called to the station at 8:21 p.m., Cotto said. He hit his head on the door while being taken into the hospital, according to the account. Zwart was charged with assault on a peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical services personnel, breach of peace and interfering with an officer. Bond was set at $15,000.

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