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Norwalk Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Domestic Dispute

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was charged with disorderly conduct and driving under the influence after fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute Tuesday, according to police reports.

Police were called to Washington Village on Tuesday because of reports of a domestic disturbance at about 6:30 p.m. When officers arrived Oscar Torres, 32, of Norwalk had already left, police say.

A woman there told police that Torres had knocked items out of her hand during an argument, according to the police report. Torres had also taken away her cellphone when she tried to call police, and then pinned her to the ground and prevented her from moving, police say.

Officers saw Torres getting out of his car at the parking lot of Klaff’s on Washington Street. When Torres spotted the cop cars, he got back into his car and sped away, according to police reports.

Officers followed the car through South Norwalk until stopping him on Sheraton Street. When Torres got out of the car again officers took him to the ground and arrested him, police say. They then confirmed that he had been drinking that night, according to police reports.

Torres was charged with disorderly conduct, interfering with an emergency call and unlawful restraint relating to the domestic incident. He was also charged with engaging police in pursuit, driving under the influence, reckless driving, interfering with police and reckless endangerment due to the chase. His bond was set at $20,000, and he appeared in court Wednesday.

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