Greenwich Police Catch up with Driver Wanted for Reckless Driving and DUI

Back on April 19 around 6:00pm, Greenwich Police on patrol in central Greenwich spotted a car headed east on East Putnam Ave in the area of Maher Ave with its a flat front right tire, heavy fresh damage on its right front fender, passenger side door and right rear suspension.

The car was observed to change lanes without signaling and police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop by activating their overhead lights. Because the vehicle did not pull over he then turned on his siren.

The vehicle mounted the southbound curb onto the grass and shoulder and then returned to the lane of travel to continue traveling east.

The car continued to travel east and mounted the curb three times.

The vehicle then came to a full stop approximately 8/10 of a mile from when it was first spotted.

On scene investigation revealed that the driver, identified as Alexander Michael Marcus, 21, of Shelton, CT, had just been involved in a crash on West Putnam Ave and he admitted to officers he had “smoked a lot of weed.”

Mr. Marcus was unable to perform field sobriety tests to standard and officers located several small bottles of alcohol within the car.

He was transport to a hospital for reasons that police do not disclose.

Police applied for an arrest warrant for Mr. Marcus for the charges of Reckless Driving, DUI, Failure to Drive in Proper Lane and Improper Turn.

On May 20, Marcus turned turned himself in at Greenwich Police headquarters.

After his arrest, he posted the required 10% cash of his court set $5,000 bond and released.