A 911 call about an erratic driver in Newtown has led to a DWI charge against a Meriden man. Newtown Police received the call Monday night, about a pickup truck in the area of the flagpole. An officer with the department's traffic unit spotted the suspect vehicle on South Main Street.
The driver, 56-year old John Petrocelli, failed field sobriety tests. During the officer's investigation, police say Petrocelli was not very cooperative.
He was found in possession of marijuana, two rifles, and a sword. Police spokesman Lt Aaron Bahamonde says police have not been able to determine why Petrocelli was driving in Newtown, though he might have been lost.
Petrocelli was charged with DWI, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Violation of a Protective Order, Weapons in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of drug Paraphernalia.