Protected passenger

Early in the morning of Feb. 15, a New York man who initially gave Wilton police a false name was found in possession of allegedly illegal narcotics while being arrested for driving with a passenger who had an active protective order forbidding such contact.

According to police, the 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit was pulled over around 5 a.m. for speeding on Danbury Road near Wolfpit Road.

After Shane Perkins, 39, of Morsemere Avenue, Yonkers, gave police his real name, he was placed under arrest for violating his passenger’s protective order. An arrest search revealed he possessed a pill bottle with “purple and green pills,” the label of which could not be read.

Perkins had also been driving without a license, police said. Ultimately, he was taken into custody and held on $25,000 bond, which he was unable to post.

Perkins — charged with illegal possession of narcotics, interfering with an officer, violating a protective order, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and traveling too fast — was arraigned at Norwalk Superior Court on Feb. 16. Police said both occupants of the Volkswagen said they thought the protective order had expired.