DUI for Driver Who Crashed into Greenwich Police Car at Mason & East Elm

On Monday at about 6:00pm, a Greenwich Police officer on patrol in his car was stopped at the intersection of Mason Street at E. Elm Street when he was struck from behind by a 2003 Toyota Corolla pushing it nearly 10 ft.

According to Lt. Gray, the police car was a 2013 Ford Taurus

While speaking with the operator of the other vehicle, identified as Joseph Sullivan, 52, of 65 Prospect St  in Stamford, officers on scene noticed that Sullivan was slurring his word and was having difficulty completing sentences. Officers also observed in a plain view a nearly empty bottle of Dewar’s blended scotch on the front passenger floorboard.

Mr. Sullivan was asked to exit his vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety testing to which he agreed. While speaking with Sullivan outside of the vehicle officers could detect the odor of alcoholic type beverages emanating from Sullivan.

He was unable to perform the tests to standard and charged with having No Insurance, DUI and Following too Close.

He was released on $250 bond and has a court date at Stamford Superior Court on Nov. 23, 2015.