Driver faces drug, motor vehicle charges
Updated 7:13 am, Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A 40-year-old Bridgeport motorist was arrested on drug and motor vehicle charges early Sunday after he crossed the double-yellow traffic lines while turning onto Mill Plain Road from Carter Henry Drive, police said.
David Mario Smith, of Laurel Place, was charged with possession of cocaine, operating a motor vehicle under suspension and failure to drive right about 2:46 a.m., police said.
Police said a patrol officer saw Smith's 2008 Honda Pilot straddling the center lines on Carter Henry Drive and that he crossed into the southbound lane on Mill Plain Road. Police said Smith had a suspended driver's license and that officers found a clear capsule of white powder on the floor between the driver's seat and center console.
Smith told officers the powder was an herbal supplement, but it tested positive for cocaine, according to the report.
He was released on a promise to appear Feb. 25 in Bridgeport Superior Court, police said.