So for the second time this year a drunk driver ended up in front of my house, with the accompanying APD blue lights awakening my wife. I suppose if you have to be inconvenienced by a drunk driver, sleep interruption is far preferable to some of the other alternatives.
According to APD logs (3:16 AM early Sunday morning):
Pursuit initiated after suspect vehicle struck and heavily damaged a car in traffic. Vehicle failed to stop and continued on after patrol car activated emergency blue lights. Operator continued to speed away as his car disintegrated posing a significant public safety threat to any vehicles that would venture out as well as to himself. Pursuit continued for a little over one mile. Vehicle finally stopped adjacent to the DPW. The operator was ordered from the vehicle, and upon exiting still had not secured his vehicle. The car rolled several feet but stopped due to significant damage. Party placed in custody for "failure to submit" to a police officer and additional charges.
According to an additional officer:
Front passenger tire was so heavily damaged it fell off during pursuit. During interaction at scene clear signs of impairment were detected. Montenegro refused field sobriety test and was combative and highly uncooperative. Bail set at $2,5000.
Joseph T. Montenegro, 8 Kim Circle, Toland, CT, age 21:
Arrested for OUI liquor--2nd offense, operating to endanger, leaving scene of accident, failure to stop for police, speeding, marijuana possession.