10 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Drunk Driving Stop: Cops

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 3:55 PM EDT
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10 Pounds of Pot Found in Drunk Driving Stop: Cops

Torrington Police

Police said Walter Domingo-Santiago was drunk, almost hit a cop and had more than 10 pounds of marijuana in his trunk.

Police found more than 10 pounds of marijuana when the stopped a man who almost hit a police cruiser in Torrington this morning, police said.

Police said Walter Domingo-Santiago, 41 of Judith Lane in Waterbury, ran a red light at an East Elm Street intersection around 3:30 a.m. and almost hit a marked police cruiser.

When police stopped the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, the officer had reason to believe Domingo-Santiago had been drinking alcohol, police said.

The officer requested a field sobriety test and arrested Domingo-Santiago when he failed it, police said.

In Domingo-Santiago’s trunk, police found a bag containing more than 10 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $10,000.

Police impounded Domingo-Santiago’s car and said he refused to submit to a breath test.

Domingo-Santiago was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating without insurance, possession of more than 10 ounces of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and illegal possession near a school.

Domingo-Santiago was released on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bantam Superior Court on Feb. 3.
 

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