NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was charged with driving under the influence after striking two parked cars along Lowe Street on Saturday, according to police reports.
A police officer saw a pickup truck cross over the center line while driving on Flax Hill Road, nearly hitting the oncoming police car, police said. The officer turned around to follow the truck and lost sight of it temporarily before finding that it had been involved in an accident near Jordan’s Too, the police report said.
The truck hit the rear of an unoccupied pizza delivery driver's car outside the restaurant, according to the police report. A truck with the same description was also involved in a hit-and-run accident involving another parked car a block away, police said.
Javy Martinez, 28, of Elmwood Avenue was in the truck’s driver seat when police arrived, according to the accident report. He slurred his speech and had difficulty standing while talking with officers at the scene, police said.
In Martinez’s car, police found a mostly empty bottle of rum and a plastic bag containing rectangular pills, according to the police report. The pills were later identified as Alprazolam, a prescription anti-depressant. Martinez admitted he drank the rum and took four of the pills before driving, police said.
Martinez was arrested and taken to Norwalk Police headquarters, where he failed three field sobriety tests, according to police reports. He also took a breath test, which found that his blood alcohol level was 0.1337, which is over the legal limit, police said.
Martinez was charged with driving under the influence, two counts of evading responsibility, possession of a controlled substance, driving without a license and driving without insurance. His bond was set at $5,000, and he is due in court on Dec. 5.
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