Flat tire, reckless driving, and police pursuit leads to arrest in Fairfield
Updated 4:51 pm, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
FAIRFIELD — An incident in February outside the Sky Hookah Lounge led to arrest of Prince Vines, 29, on a warrant March 24.
Vines, who lives on Highland Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with reckless driving, engaging in pursuit, two counts of failure to obey a traffic signal, failure to obey a stop sign, and unsafe tires.
According to the police report, Vines caught the attention of an officer who was parked on Fairchild Avenue because he was driving east on Kings Highway East with a flat front tire. The officer attempted to pull Vines over, but instead, he said, Vines sped up onto Villa Avenue, going through a stop sign and two red lights.
When Vines’ car was near the Andros diner, officers said they thought they heard an object hit the ground. After breaking off the pursuit, they went back to that spot, and located a 9 mm Glock on the ground. The gun had been reported stolen out of Hartford.
According to the report, officers said Vines’ Nissan was seen parked at the hookah lounge multiple times.
Vines was held on a $495 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on April 5.