Tow truck driver found with slew of drugs on the job
Published 2:22 pm, Monday, June 13, 2016
FAIRFIELD —Police said Matthew Mortara was wrecked when he was recklessly driving a wrecker Sunday evening.
Police received two calls from other drivers about Mortara’s operation of the tow truck — including the owner of the car that was on Mortara’s flatbed. When officers caught up with the Federal Towing wrecker on Villa Avenue, they said the truck drifted over the center line and into oncoming traffic.
The owner of the car that was being transported by Mortara was following behind the truck in another car, according to the report.
When stopped, police found folds of heroin, strips of suboxone, and straws with a white power residue. He failed field sobriety tests.
Mortara, who lives on South King Street in Danbury, was charged with driving under the influence, two counts of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to drive right and failure to maintain a proper lane. He was released after posting a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on June 23.