Several drivers are facing misdemeanor charges following recent traffic stops, according to police. Here are the details, according to a report dated Aug. 20. Generally, defendants are expected to appear in the local court that coincides with the area of the arrest.
- Deputy Sheriff Frederick Mark stopped New Fairfield, CT resident James Henry Wild, IV, 23, at about 3:15 a.m. Aug. 12. Police say Wild committed several traffic violations as he traveled on Milltown Road in Southeast. During the stop, Mark determined that the driver was intoxicated. He's facing the following misdemeanors: driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving while intoxicated. Authorities also charged the defendant with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Officials transported Wild to the Putnam County Correctional Facility, where he awaited arraignment.
- Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lee stopped Southeast resident Michael P. Murphy, 26, around 4:10 a.m. Aug. 11 on Milltown Road. Murphy allegedly committed several traffic violations before the stop. Police reportedly determined the defendant was intoxicated, and they charged him with misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated. That charge typically indicates a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent or higher. The legal limit is 0.08. The Sheriff's Office generally does not release blood-alcohol levels, as they may be considered evidentiary. Murphy was sent to jail while he awaited arraignment, police say.
- Mark responded to the Dunkin Donuts on Route 22 in Patterson following a complaint of a drunken driver there around 11 a.m. Aug. 8. Authorities say the deputy found Patterson resident Adam D. Feroce, 27, "slouched over the seat of a motorcycle with the key in the ignition." Mark determined that Feroce—who reportedly told him that he was under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a hypodermic instrument—was in an impaired state. The defendant is facing two misdemeanors: operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs and with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Authorities transported him to jail, where he awaited arraignment.
- Mark stopped Carmel resident Philip D. Borgia, 18, at about 2:45 a.m. Aug. 4 on Fair Street for speeding, police say. The deputy reportedly found the driver to be drunk and under the influence of marijuana. He arrested the defendant on the following misdemeanor charges: driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs. After police transported Borgia to jail and processed him there, they released him to his mother.