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17-011
Release Date: April 10, 2017

 
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DWI Arrest:  On April 6, 2017 at 11:07 p.m., Ptl. Kevin Boone observed a vehicle traveling on Route 23 North that was having difficulty maintaining its lane.  Ptl. Boone stopped the car and made contact with the driver.  During their conversation, the officer observed several behaviors consistent with alcohol impairment.  After performing several field sobriety tests at the scene, Melissa B. Connor, 38 years old from Ringwood, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Ms. Connor was charged with failing to maintain a lane, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and failure to submit samples of her breath for chemical testing.  She was released to a third party and has a pending appearance in municipal court.
 
Marijuana Arrest:  On April 8, 2017 at 11:51 a.m., Ptl. Matthew Levine observed a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop as it exited Route 23 onto Jackson Avenue.  Ptl. Levine stopped the car and made contact with the occupants.  During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.  After a brief investigation and probable cause search of the car, a small bag of marijuana, a glass smoking device, and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette were located.  Deanna Kathleen Helwani, 23 years old from Oak Ridge, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed.  Ms. Helwani was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain lamps, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.  The passenger of the vehicle was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.  Both parties were released on their own recognizance and have pending court appearances.
 
Issued by:
Capt. Christopher DePuyt                        
Operations & Public Information Officer  

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