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Fairfielder Drives at Cop During Traffic Stop

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Fairfield man was arrested for driving his vehicle at a Fairfield Police officer Sunday morning. Demetrius Pettway, 41, of Prince Street was also charged with motor vehicle violations and held on a warrant from West Haven, police say.

Pettway was driving on Prince Street when an officer noticed that his car did not have a front license plate, according to the police report. A check with the Department of Motor Vehicles showed that his registration had expired. When the officer turned on his signal to pull the driver over, Pettway made a U-turn and began driving towards the officer, who had gotten out of his car.

Two more officers followed Pettway and got him to stop up the road. He told police he tried to get away because his registration had expired, police say. Officers also found that he was wanted on warrant from West Haven police for third-degree larceny.

For the incident in Fairfield, Pettway was charged with interfering with an officer, disobeying an officer’s signal, driving without insurance and operating an unregistered vehicle. He is due in court Dec. 20. He was also turned over to West Haven police.

Also from the police blotter:

A Glastonbury man was charged with drug possession Saturday evening in Fairfield. Robert Doyle, 19, first drew an officer’s attention by driving with a flat tire on Tunxis Hill Road, according to the police report.

He was eventually pulled over on Knapps Highway and told the officer he was trying to make it home. When asked if he had drugs in the car, he admitted that there was a bag of marijuana in the center console, police say. Officers also found marijuana underneath the driver’s seat in smaller containers, as if ready for sale, according to the police report.

Doyle was charged with possession of marijuana and illegal manufacture or distribution of drugs. He was released on a $200 bond and is due in court Dec. 19.

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