FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A town man who tried to eat marijuana that he had in his car after police stopped him for driving erratically on Round Hill Road faces drug and interference charges, Fairfield police said.
Daniel Chis, 26, of Vermont Avenue, was charged with possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana, tampering with or fabricating evidence and interfering with an officer during the traffic stop, police said.
A woman who was driving behind Chis on Friday at about 9:40 p.m. alerted police that she saw his Nissan speed up and slow down and cross the center line on Mill Hill Road and Burr Street, police said.
When stopped, Chis told officers he played a lot of video games and had to test his car's suspension because it was raining, according to the police report.
Officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car, saw the remains of joint in plain view and found some in Chis’ shirt sleeve, police said.
Officers also observed Chis chewing on something that appeared to be marijuana, police said. When he refused to stop, an officer used a gloved hand to remove the substance from his mouth, according to the report.
Chis was released on a promise to appear in court on May 26, police said.
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