Report of Unresponsive Driver in Back Country Leads to DUI and Drug Charge

Greenwich Police and GEMS responded on July 31 to John Street in back country on a report of an unresponsive driver in a vehicle around 7:00am.

Police say that GEMS determined there was no medical emergency. Investigation revealed that the driver, John Gavilanes had been driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and that he had open alcoholic beverages in the vehicle and a BAC over the legal limit.

Further investigation revealed that Gavilanes was in possession of marijuana and due to the amount recovered, presence of a scale and the marijuana not being in its original packaging, police determined he had intent to sell.

He was charged with DUI and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell.

He was able to post the required 10% of his $1,500 bond and released.He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Aug 15, 2022.