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Woman, 72, Charged With DUI in Redding

Redding Police news, July 9 through July 16.

Failure to appear

On July 10 at 11:46 a.m., Danbury Police picked up a 27-year-old man and found out had an active warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court to answer a driving with a suspended license charge. Francis Santiago was held on $1,000 bond.

Disturbance

On July 15 at 10:31 a.m., Redding Police received a report of a man urinating in the middle of Black Rock Turnpike. He was gone when police arrived on the scene.

DWI arrest

Theresa Johnsen, 72, of New York was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive right following a motor vehicle stop on Cross Highway. According to police, officers stopped Johnson on July 13 at 11:20 p.m. after observing her driving erratically.

She failed field sobriety tests before refusing to blow into a breathalyzer and was taken into custody. Johnsen was released on a promise to appear at a July 26 court date.

Driving charges

Trever Atkinson, 37, of Bridgeport was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and speeding after a stop on Meeker Hill Road on July 16 at 11:44 p.m. He was released on a promise to appear in court later this month.

Ralph Ferraro, 58, of Newtown was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding following a motor vehicle stop on Newtown Turnpike on July 16 at 6:19 p.m. He was released on a promise to appear in court later this month. 

Theft

On July 16 at 6:19 p.m., a Rockledge Road resident reported about $3,000 of copper pipes were stolen from their residence.

Car accidents

On July 12 at 5:30 p.m. a car driven by Timothy Kidman, 67, of Easton crashed into a telephone pole on Route 58, near Cross Highway. The pole came down, causing the road to be shut for multiple hours. The accident remains under investigation.

Todd Pavlick, 33, of Woodbury hit a guardrail after an officer observed him operating erratically on Route 58  and turned around to stop him on July 15 at 6:53 p.m. Pavlick, who was uninjured, was charged with traveling too fast for conditions and failure to drive right. 

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