Monroe Man Charged With DUI in Redding

The arrest occurred on Saturday.

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3:21 a.m. police on patrol spotted a vehicle off the side of Redding Road. The vehicle’s driver was in the process of trying to get it back on the road without calling the police.

Upon investigation, officers determined the operator appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He then subsequently failed field sobriety tests and was taken in to custody, where police determined his blood alcohol content was one-and-one-half times the legal limit.

Rafael Cruz, 28, of Monroe was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to driving right on a curve.

Police said Cruz was heading north on Redding Road when he lost control at a cruve, crossed left of the center lane and crashed off the southbound shoulder, striking a mailbox and heading down an embankment.

Cruz was released on $50 bond and given a Dec. 4 court date. 

On Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8:08 a.m. a Bayberry Lane resident reported someone threw a rock through a bedroom window at their residence.

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2:15 p.m. police responded to a motorcycle accident where the driver lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve on Route 58, causing the bike to fall over and slide.

The operator—Peter Sands, 48, of Bethel—was evaluated at the scene and not taken to the hospital. He was issued a written warning for traveling too fast for conditions.


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