Driver and passenger charged after traffic stop
Updated 2:02 pm, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
FAIRFIELD — A traffic stop led to charges for both the driver and passenger on Sunday evening along Fairfield Woods Road.
After an officer noticed a car whose owner’s license had been suspended driving on the road, the officer stopped the car near Melville Avenue, according to police. The 34-year-old driver, Jennifer Tur-Rojas, of Winnepoge Drive, was issued a misdemeanor summons for driving with a suspended license,
During the stop, the officer noticed the passenger’s license revealed a state police warrant out for his arrest on a larceny charge.
The passenger, Giovanni Negron, also had Suboxone — a prescription treatment often used to treat opioid addiction — that police said was not in its original prescription container. Negron, 31, also of Winnepoge Drive, was arrested and charged with failure to keep a drug in its original container.
He was released from Fairfield’s custody on a promise to appear in court and given a July 19 court date. Fairfield Police then turned Negron over to state police due to the warrant out for his arrest.
Tur-Rojas was released at the scene and issued a court date of July 24.