Stamford man charged in drunken driving crash that injured passenger

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STAMFORD — A 20-year-old city man is accused of a drunken driving crash that critically injured his passenger, police said.

Saba Suguladze, 20, of Stamford, turned himself in Friday morning on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, operating under the influence and reckless operation.

Police said the investigation revealed Suguladze was drunk and speeding when he crashed his car June 20 in the area of Cove Road, just east of Van Buskirk Avenue.https://8cb6cd1ed21c0a2a73b559d02e2ca7cf.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Suguladze’s passenger, 22-year-old Miguel Machado, also of Stamford, remains hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.

Police said Suguladze was traveling eastbound on Cove Road around 4:20 p.m. when he lost control of his BMW, struck a curb and spun out into a utility pole.

Suguladze suffered minor injuries in the crash, but was released from the scene.

Suguladze was arrested Friday and is being held on $100,000 bond. He is expected to appear in court on Friday.

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3 arrests in 4 days equals 1 really bad week

3 arrests in 4 days equals 1 really bad week for Kentucky man

A Kentucky man could not stay out of jail last week, as he was arrested three times in a four-day span.

Devin Roberts, 32, of Bardwell, faces nine total charges and will be arraigned July 1 for each of his arrests.

In his first arrest on June 25, he was accused of stealing a large waterproof container that includes “new tools, emergency lights, hydraulic pumps and other materials” belonging to the City of Bardwell, the Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office said.

Roberts called the sheriff’s office about the materials and said he took them from the city dump, according to an arrest citation. Mayor Phillip King said the materials were not next to a dumpster, but rather in a city building.

The container was valued at $2,000 and the materials were worth more than $5,000, according to the sheriff’s office. He was charged with receiving stolen property.

Two days later, he was the subject of another sheriff’s investigation following an incident at a Bardwell grocery store.

Employees at the grocery store said an intoxicated man tried to start a physical fight with a juvenile male employee and made obscene remarks at the store’s female employees, the sheriff’s office said.

Roberts was identified as the suspect and the county’s sheriff went to his home, officials said. The sheriff found Roberts “passed out in the front seat of a running vehicle” at the home, the sheriff’s office said.

Roberts had two previous driving under the influence convictions and his license had been suspended, according to the sheriff.

The suspect’s 3-year-old son was inside the home with another adult who was intoxicated, the sheriff said. The Department of Social Services were called and the child was released to a family member.

Roberts was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, menacing and disorderly conduct, court records show.

He was released on a cash bond for the second time in the week, but Roberts was met by sheriff personnel again June 28. 

A deputy pulled over an alleged drunk driver Sunday and Roberts was in the passenger seat, the sheriff’s office said. Roberts “was also manifestly under the influence of alcohol as well,” according to a citation.

The possession and consumption of alcohol were against his bond conditions from earlier in the week, court records show.

He was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and violations of conditions of release.

Jail records show Robert remained in the Ballard County Detention Center Monday afternoon. https://news.yahoo.com/3-arrests-4-days-equals-163405869.html

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas formally charged with three misdemeanors in high-speed hit-and-run

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas formally charged with three misdemeanors in high-speed California hit-and-run

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was formally charged with three misdemeanors in the Superior Court of California on Wednesday for an alleged high-speed hit-and-run that led to his arrest in June.

Butte County (Ca.) Deputy District Attorney Glenn Jennings filed a criminal complaint on Wednesday that charged Rosas with reckless driving on a highway, hit and run and property damage, and driving with a suspended or revoked license due to a previous DUI of alcohol or drugs.

Rosas, 25, was convicted of driving under the influence in 2016 in Glenn (Ca.) Superior Court, according to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

The complaint was filed in Oroville Criminal Court in the court of Judge Michael P. Candela. Rosas’ first court appearance, as the Daily News previously reported, is scheduled for Sept. 4.

It will be an arraignment before Judge Michael R. Deems at 8:30 a.m. Rosas does not necessarily have to attend that arraignment, Ramsey said. He could appear by attorney.

The filling of formal charges occurs when the prosecution believes it can prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Giants had no comment on formal charges being filed when reached by the Daily News on Thursday. In June, after Rosas’ arrest, the team had said in a statement: “We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Aldrick. We have no further comment at this time.”

An NFL spokesperson told the News: “We have been monitoring developments in the matter which remains under review.”

Rosas was arrested on June 15 by the California Highway Patrol with “his hands, legs and bare feet … covered in blood” after a high-speed hit-and-run near Chico, Calif., that occurred at 8:25 a.m. per the CHP’s initial report of collision.

Witnesses told police Rosas was driving anywhere from 90-100 miles per hour and T-boned a Ford pick-up truck after speeding through a red light. He then fled the scene of the accident on foot.

The driver of the Ford reported no injuries, but Ramsey said Rosas had clipped the front of the Ford in a T-bone fashion, according to witnesses at the scene, and that he was only a “split-second” away from something a lot worse.

The responding officers eventually found Rosas about three and a half hours later, walking down the street about a mile and a half away from the crash.

Officer Ron Simmons of the CHP wrote in his report that “alcohol impairment is believed to be a factor in the collision,” but Ramsey told the Daily News that Rosas was never breathalyzed or subjected to any test to confirm that. 

Ramsey said the officers picked up Rosas so long after the crash that it’s possible even with a test, they wouldn’t have been able to say for sure that Rosas’ blood alcohol level would have correlated to his BAC at the time of the alleged hit-and-run. So the assertion that alcohol was a factor amounts only to the officer’s opinion based on his investigation.

Rosas was taken to the Enloe Medical Center to treat “minor” injuries. Then he was booked at the Butte County Jail in Oroville, Calif., at 2:50 p.m. PDT for hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license, both misdemeanors.

Rosas was cited and released at 4:37 p.m. PDT with no bail, standard procedure for such charges. Reckless driving on a highway was added as a third formal charge on Wednesday.

According to the collision report obtained by the News from the CHP, “a T-bone traffic collision occurred in the intersection of SR-99 and Garner Lane” at approximately 8:25 a.m.

Witnesses told the responding officer that a black Chevrolet SUV, Rosas’ car, “was traveling north on SR-99 passing traffic over the double yellow lines at a speed estimated to be 100 mph.”

“The black Chevrolet failed to stop for a red light and collided with a Ford pick-up truck that was in the intersection traveling west on Garner Lane,” the report states. “The Ford became disabled in the intersection. The driver of the 1/8 2018 3/8 Chevrolet [Rosas] attempted to flee the scene and the Chevrolet became disabled north of the collision scene.”

The report explains that “the driver exited the Chevrolet and fled the scene on foot running to the west.”

“Once the scene was cleared Officers from CHP and Chico PD responded to an address in Chico associated with the Registered Owner of the Chevrolet but the driver was not located,” the report adds. “CHP Officers Simmons and Callahan were responding back to the area of the collision to collect evidence, when Officer Simmons observed a male walking south on Esplanade near Eaton Rd that matched the suspect description.

“The Officers contacted the male and observed his hands, legs and bare feet were covered in blood. The male identified himself as Aldrick Rosas, the registered owner of the Chevrolet SUV.”

Rosas is entering his fourth NFL season with the Giants, coming off a down year after a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018. The Giants placed a second-round tender on the restricted free agent kicker this spring at a cost of $3.259 million for the 2020 season after he made just 12-of-17 field goals and 35-of-39 extra points last season. https://news.yahoo.com/giants-kicker-aldrick-rosas-formally-035900973.html

Man arrested after truck hits home

A PICKUP TRUCK crashed into this house at 228 Brown St. in Norway late Tuesday. The man driving the truck was arrested after being treated for minor injuries, according to Norway Police. No one inside the home was injured, authorities said. (Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo)

NORWAY — A man has been arrested on suspicion of operating while impaired after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a house in Norway late Tuesday.

A 2011 white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was northbound on U.S. 8 about 10:07 p.m. when it went off the road and struck the home at 228 Brown St., according to the Norway Police Department.

The driver was taken to Dickinson County Healthcare System for treatment of minor injuries, then arrested after being released from the hospital, police Chief James Shafer II said. 

The driver’s name was not released.

No one inside the home was injured, Shafer said. The name of the owner of the home was not available.

Norway Police were assisted by Norway Fire, North Alert Ambulance and Integrity Ambulance. https://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/news/local-news/2020/06/man-arrested-after-truck-hits-home/