Drunk driving arrest leads to drug bust

Torrington Police arrested man for DUI, and found a bag of over ten pounds of marijuana in his trunk. That amount is worth more than $10,000.
Torrington Police arrested man for DUI, and found a bag of over ten pounds of marijuana in his trunk. That amount is worth more than $10,000.

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Torrington police arrested a man for drunk driving early Thursday morning, and upon searching his car found over 10 pounds of marijuana in his trunk, police said.

Police say Walter Domingo-Santiago, 41, of Waterbury, ran through a red light at the intersection of East Main St. and East Elm Street around 3:30 in the morning, nearly colliding with a marled police cruiser.

Police pulled him over and gave him a field sobriety test, which he failed.

Police then arrested him and searched his car, which is when they discovered the marijuana in his 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, a quantity worth more than $10,000.

Walter Domingto-Santiago

Torrington Police arrested Walter Domingto-Santiago for driving under the influence. Upon his arrest, police confiscate over 10 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Domingo-Santiago is facing a list of charges. Those charges include:

  • Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License
  • Operating Without Insurance
  • Possession of Marijuana over 10 Ounces
  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
  • Illegal Possession Near a School

Domingo-Santiago was released on $25,000 bail and will appear Bantam Superior Court on February 3.

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