Cops: Man believed to be high on drugs charged with DUI
Published 9:08 am, Sunday, March 9, 2014
A man who police suspect may have been high on drugs was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive right Thursday night.
Police stopped Steven C. Junker, 24, of Edison Avenue, around 7 p.m. Thursday when they said he crossed over the double-yellow line on Kings Highway East. In his car, according to the report, police found a burned piece of tinfoil with a melted pill on it that Junker allegedly told police he used to free base.
Emergency personnel had been dispatched to Junker's residence about three hours earlier that day because he was unconscious, but he did not got to the hospital, police said. In addition, police were called to the Edison Road home by his father around 6 p.m. on a report that tools had been stolen from his garage.
When police stopped Junker, he had a cigarette in his mouth, trying to smoke it, but had lit the filter end, according to the report. He failed field sobriety tests, police said, and in his pocket had an empty glassine bag, often used to hold heroin.
Junker was released on a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear March 17 in Bridgeport Superior Court.