Wilton police log: Riding the rim through four towns, DUI, marijuana

Police arrested a Monroe man June 19 after he was seen driving a car that was missing its front tire.

Around 2:30 a.m., Richard J. Cannone, 42, of 58 High Ridge Road was driving south on Danbury Road near Old Highway.

Police said the tire “was completely missing from the front driver side wheel” and the aluminum rim “was riding directly on the pavement.”

Stopping the car south of Cricket Lane, police smelled alcohol. Cannone admitted to having “a few” drinks, police said.

Cannone underwent sobriety testing which he did not perform to standard and a breath test revealed his blood alcohol concentration at 0.2112. The legal limit is 0.08.

During his arrest, police found two loose prescription pills in Cannone’s pocket they suspect were Percocet.

Cannone was charged with DUI, reckless driving, unsafe tires, and failure to keep drugs in the original container.

Police said they later discovered that Cannone was involved in an accident with a limousine in New Canaan earlier that night, from which he fled.

New Canaan police followed the marks left on the pavement by Cannone’s car’s damaged wheel “from New Canaan, through South Salem, into Ridgefield and on to Wilton,” police said.

The trail ended where Cannone was stopped by Wilton police. New Canaan officers went to Wilton police headquarters and issued Cannone a misdemeanor summons for evading responsibility, “along with other motor vehicle charges,” police said.
Danbury Road DUI
Police arrested James Doughman, 53, of 48 Weeburn Lane, Wilton, for driving under the influence on June 15.

Doughman was northbound on Danbury Road around 1:36 a.m. when police saw his 2005 Audi A4 cross the double yellow line.

Stopped near Ridgefield Road, Doughman exhibited signs of intoxication and police could smell alcohol, they said. Doughman did not perform field sobriety tests to standard and refused breath testing.

Doughman was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released after posting a $250 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on June 27.
Marijuana stops
On June 18, a Danbury woman was found in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana and a marijuana grinder.

Around 2:30 a.m., she was stopped for driving on Danbury Road near Powder Horn Hill Road because one of her brake lights was out. Police smelled marijuana and searched her 2008 Nissan Altima, finding “five partially smoked roaches” and residue.

She was issued an infraction for defective stop lamps, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also on June 18, around 1:30 a.m., a Ridgefield man was pulled over for running the red light at the intersection of Danbury Road and Westport Road.

Police smelled marijuana and after searching his 2013 Subaru Crosstrek found and confirmed a small amount. He was issued an infraction for failure to obey a traffic signal and possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana.
Accident under investigation
A 20-year-old Wilton man is being investigated after he drove his car off Cheese Spring Road June 16 and injured himself.

Police said that at around 9:30 p.m. the man was driving west on Cheese Spring Road approaching Old Driftway Lane when his car “swerved to the left, crossing the center lane and drove onto the left road side.”

Police said the car went over the curb and struck a west-facing embankment, causing front-end damage and dealing the driver “injuries to his face.”

The driver was taken to Norwalk Hospital for medical evaluation, and police said “there will be further investigation into this case.”
Domestic case log
According to the Wilton Police Department daily blotter, there were four incidents of family violence and there was one incident of verbal abuse between June 16 and June 22.