[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]
A Fairfield man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Monday after the car he was operating struck a stop sign and an SNET poll, police said.
John Best III, 32, of Parkway in Fairfield, was charged with driving under the influence, driving too fast for conditions, and failure to obey a stop sign (which he hit), department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.
Best told police he had been arguing with his girlfriend, the passenger, when he came to the intersection of Riverside Drive and South Benson Road and could not stop, according to the police report.
The responding officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on Best’s breath, Lussier said. Best admitted he was drunk, according to the responding officer.
He failed three field sobriety tests, according to the report. Police also found an open 18-pack of Bud Light cans in the car.
Best was released on a $50 cash bond to a friend. His court date is Jan. 9.
Nine catalytic converters were reported missing on Monday from Miller Nissan on Kings Highway East, police said. That’s an estimated $10,000 worth of converters, according to the police report.
The owner of told police the converters were stolen sometime between Friday, Dec. 23 and the time they were reported missing Monday afternoon.
Six converters were taken from 2012 Nissan trucks and three from 2011 Nissan Pathfinders, Lussier said.
A vehicle parked at on Villa Avenue was vandalized on Monday, police said.
Three of the car’s four times were punctured, an estimated $600 in damages, Lussier said.
The right front passenger window of a vehicle parked at on the Post Road was smashed and several items were taken from the car, police said.
The incident occurred between 6:10 and 6:45 Monday evening, according to the report. A digital camera ($500), a Coach leather bag, and a scarf (a combined $500), were reported stolen, Lussier said.
No estimate was given for the window’s damage.
The left rear window of a Hyundai Sonota parked behind Subway on the Post Road was smashed in the ten minutes it was left unoccupied Monday evening, police said.
Taken were two music amplifiers, a combined loss of $1,500, Lussier said.
The damage to the window was estimated at $500, according to the report.
A rear window on a 2010 Chevy Impala was smashed Monday evening while it was parked outside of on the Black Rock Turnpike, police said.
A Hewlett-Packard laptop ($800) was stolen from the vehicle, Lussier said. The damage to the window was estimated at $250.
A rear window on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra was smashed and the vehicle’s front door lock popped open while it was parked outside of the on Villa Avenue on Monday, police said.
A small plastic bag with $100 in cash was stolen, Lussier said. The cost of the window damage was unknown.