Driver Stopped for Speeding at 3:00am Charged with DUI, Evading, No License, Speeding and Fail to Drive Right

On Feb 27 Greenwich Police conducting radar checks on Ritch Avenue were keeping an eye on west bound traffic. At about 3:00am an officer observed a driver, later identified as Jose Antonio Villa-Tolentino, 25, of 60 Stevens Ave in Stamford,  traveling west bound on Ritch Avenue at 52 mph in a 30 mph zone.

A motor vehicle stop was conducted at the bottom of the 195 northbound entry ramp. Upon investigation Police detected a strong odor associated with alcoholic type beverages. Mr. Villa-Tolentino was asked to submit to standard field sobriety tests, which he did not perform to standard.

During the investigation, a motorist approached officers and related that he had been struck by Villa-Tolentino prior to him being stopped by police.

Damage to Villa-Tolentino’s vehicle was consistent with statements made by the motorist and it was found that Villa-Tolentino also evaded responsibility in a recent accident.

Villa-Tolentino was placed under arrest at 3:45am and transported to Greenwich Police headquarters for processing. Mr. Villa-Tolentino was charged DUI, Evading Responsibility,Traveling Too Fast, Failure to Drive Right, and No License.

His bond was set at $250 and he has a date schedule in Stamford Superior Court on March 14.

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