Darien police have arrested a man who they said fled the scene of a minor crash, admitted he was trying to get away from police and had drugs in his vehicle. The original incident occurred on Post Road near a street appropriately called Weed’s Landing.
Police said John Tyler Keegan, 22, of Darien, was initially involved in a minor crash, but things got worse from there.
He left the scene, according to police, and an officer tried to stop Keegan’s car on Post Road, but he sped off.
Then, he made a quick turn onto a side street, crossed over Goodwives River Road and lost control of his car, went off the road and hit a fence and a tree, police said.
After police took Keegan into custody, he said “I hate cops” and told officers he was trying to get away from police when he lost control of his car, police said.
As police were going through Keegan’s car, police found drugs and seized the vehicle.
After obtaining a search warrant, police found a small amount of marijuana and hash oil and “various items to manufacture, smoke, and vaporize these substances.”
They also found a fake iPod with 40 Xanax and Clonazepam pills hidden inside, police said.
Keegan turned himself in to the Darien Police Department on July 2 after learning there was an arrest warrant for him, police said.
He was charged with illegal possession of prescription narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Keegan posted a $5,000.00 court-set bond and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on July 14.