Police: Fairfield man crashed car into Westport utility pole
Updated 4:18 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017
WESTPORT — A Fairfield who crashed his car while allegedly under the influence of drugs turned himself in to police last week.
Around 9:15 on June 19, Flaherty crashed his car into a utility pole at the intersection of Post Road East and Hillspoint Road and, when officers arrived on the scene, displayed signs of being under the influence, police said.
Officers learned Flaherty discarded a bag at a nearby gas station prior to their arrival and later found the bag, which contained a cold can of compressed air. Police got an arrest warrant for Flaherty on the charge that he operated under the influence of an inhalant.
On Dec. 6, Connecticut State Police took Flaherty into custody due to his arrest warrant and transported him to Westport headquarters where he was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and reckless driving.
Flaherty was unable to unable to post the $5,000 bond and transported to Norwalk Court later that morning for arraignment.