Cops: Man faces DUI charge after driving through red light
Published 1:54 pm, Friday, December 19, 2014
Robert M. Smith, 42, of Kenwood Avenue, faces several charges, including driving under the influence, after police said he drove through a red traffic light early Friday on Grasmere Avenue.
In addition to driving under the influence, Smith was charged with failure to obey a traffic signal and failure to keep prescription drugs in the original container. He was also issued an infraction for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
An officer saw Smith drive through the red traffic light around 12:30 a.m. Friday, and said Smith's eyes appeared glassy and that he seemed dazed, according to the report. Asked why he didn't stop for the light, Smith allegedly said he was looking for a cigarette. During a search, marijuana, two pipes, naloxone and valium were found in his pockets and backpack, according to the report.
Smith failed field sobriety tests, police said.
He was released on promise to appear Jan. 5 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.