DUIs in Trumbull: Warrant for blood results in arrest
A Moose Hill Road man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and following too closely at the Trumbull Police Department around 9 a.m. Friday, April 8.
Police said Donivan Reis, 25, got into a car accident at the corner of Main Street and Stonehouse Road on Sept. 26, 2015.
According to a report, a male driver stopped to make a turn off Main Street when he was rear-ended by Reis.
Police arriving at the scene found Reis’s vehicle had suffered substantial front damage and that he was outside the car, sitting on a nearby sidewalk.
The report said Reis was under emotional distress and was having an anxiety attack from what he called severe chest pain.
It was later revealed that Reis had recently had heart surgery and was on four types of medication.
He admitted to police that he had one drink that night while on a date.
He was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he had his blood taken.
Trumbull police did a search warrant for the blood sample and sent it to the state’s medical examiner’s office. The report came back that Reis’s blood alcohol concentration was .11% — .03% over the legal limit, which was enough for police to draw up a warrant for his arrest.
He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, April 25.
Cops witness drunk driver get behind the wheel
A Bridgeport man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an unregistered vehicle, and failure to maintain proper insurance on Main Street at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.
Police said Mauro Braga, 52, was observed getting into his van outside Gene’s Automotive on Main Street before he immediately pulled over.
According to a report, an employee at Gene’s had reported Braga to police after he entered the store and was slurring his speech and stumbling around.
A Trumbull police cruiser was nearby when dispatch received the call and an officer saw Braga walk out of the store and start his car.
He failed three field sobriety tests before being arrested and transported to police headquarters, where his blood alcohol concentration was reported to be .21%.
He was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, April 25.