Fairfield man served with warrants at court
FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield Woods Road man was arrested on warrants Feb. 24 and charged with not one, but two, incidents of driving under the influence.
Gregory Fields, 44, was arrested at state Superior Court in Bridgeport on two counts of DUI, and one count each of possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, weapons in a motor vehicle, following too closely, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was held on bonds totaling $70,000.
The first incident happened Sept. 5, 2016, when witnesses called police to report a man, unconscious, behind the wheel of a parked, but running, car in a Tunxis Hill parking lot.
According to police, Fields woke up but his speech was slurred and he nodding off while speaking with officers. On the passenger seat was a large knife and an open can of beer in the car’s cup holder. A search of the car turned up three folds of heroin, an Alprazolam — commonly called Xanax — pill, two cut straws, and a large amount of copper piping.
On Nov. 21, 2016 police said Fields rear-ended another car on Black Rock Turnpike, near Stillson Road. When officers arrived, Fields was unconscious and very pale. Fields did wake up, but then passed out again and was taken to St. Vincent’s. At the time of the accident, he allegedly told police he had taken Xanax and morphine, both of which he claimed to have had a prescription for.
Fields was arraigned on the warrants on Feb. 24.