FAIRFIELD, Conn. - While on routine patrol early Tuesday, a Fairfield officer stopped a tan SUV on Sasco Hill Road with no front headlights on and ended up arresting both the driver and the passenger on multiple charges, police said.
According to the police report, when the officer pulled over Trevor Dixon, 26, of New Haven, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. When asked, Dixon told the officer that he had smoked marijuana in the car in the past and allowed the officer to search the car, police said.
Officers found two canceled license plates, and it was determined that the dealer plate on the SUV was stolen, police said. Dixon was charged with possession of a stolen plate, misuse of dealer plates, operating a unregistered vehicle and failure to have lights on. He was released on the scene with a written promise to appear in court May 6.
During the search of the car, the passenger, 29-year-old Jessica Jacobs of New Haven would not get out of the car, continually ignoring the commands of the officers, police said.
Jacobs constantly searched through her purse, and the officers became concerned she was hiding contraband or getting a weapon, police said.
When officers tried to get her out of the car by taking her arm, Jacobs aggressively pulled out of their reach and began to resist getting out of the car, police said. After getting out of the car, Jacobs tried to leave the scene and continued to fight while being handcuffed, police said.
Jacobs was taken into custody and charged with interfering with the duties of a police officer. During processing, officers determined she needed medical attention. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 6 and released to Bridgeport Hospital for evaluation.