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.