Bridgeport, Conn. (WTNH) – Police say a motor vehicle infraction lead to a drug and weapon arrest. On Monday, November 9, officers saw a vehicle fail to stop the intersection of Benham Avenue and Coleman Street. They say the vehicle then took an abrupt turn onto Benham Ave. and started swerving in and out of lanes. At one point he nearly hit six parked cars.
When Police pulled over Hatim Joulane who was driving the vehicle, they say he was trying to switch seats with the passenger. Police say that Joulane’s eyes were glossy, that he had slow pupil response and both his breath and clothing gave off the smell of alcohol. When the police officer asked for Joulane to take a sobriety test, he refused. Police say that when they went to cuff him, he violently struggled to get free and after doing so, he started swinging his fists.
Officers were eventually able to get him under control and cuffed him. They say they found a spring assisted knife in his pocket, as well as a morphine pill and a clonazepam pill. He’s now facing charges of interfering with an officer, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics, driving under the influence, and failure to obey a stop sign.