Branford man accused of throwing bottles from car
ORANGE — A Branford man will appear in court Feb. 19 after allegedly throwing bottles out of his car earlier this month.
According to the Orange Police Department, around 8:15 p.m. Feb. 2, police were dispatched to Marsh Hill Road on a report of an erratic driver.
Police said the driver, John E. Kouremetis, 38, of Branford, was allegedly following and throwing beer bottles at another vehicle. A motor vehicle stop was performed and Kouremetis was reportedly behind the wheel with a strong smell of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle.
Police said Kouremetis was asked to perform sobriety tests. Officers on scene also allegedly discovered controlled substances within his vehicle and a firearm.
Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with operating under the influence, illegal operation of a motor vehicle to harass/intimidate, carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of a controlled substance and failure to drive in the proper lane.
Kourmetis posted a $500 bond and assigned the Feb. 19 court date.