Greenwich Man Arrested For 3rd DUI After Parking Lot Crash

A 51-year-old Greenwich man was arrested on 1st of July after he was involved in a crash that took place in the Greenwich Library parking lot at around 4:35 pm.

The driver was identified as Kevin S. Slusarz of 149 Greenwich Ave. and is facing a felony count of driving under the influence. He was also ticketed for making an improper turn after he failed field sobriety tests. The incident report did not indicate what Slusarz collided with.

According to Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray, Slusarz has two previous drunk driving convictions. Based on the new Connecticut drunk driving laws that went into effect July 1, Slusarz could face a mandatory jail sentenced if he is convicted.

Under the new law, a driver’s license is revoked for 24 hours following a DUI arrest mandatorily. After that, the driver’s license is suspended for 45 days and drivers will be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device in their vehicle as a condition for license restoration. The device, which is approved by the Department of Motor Vehicle, has to be kept for at least 6 months.

“For him, this is his third offense and if he’s convicted, he faces minimum 120 days in jail, up to two years,” said Gray.

Slusarz’s bail was set at $1,000 which he was unable to post. He is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on 16 July.

Over the holiday weekend crackdown, the department stopped a total of 134 motorists from July 1 through July 5, as opposed to only 89 stops during the same time period in 2014. A total of 10 motor vehicle crashes were reported, which is less than half of the 28 crashes that occurred last year.

A total of three DUI arrests were reported; however, reports for those arrests were not completed. Last year, two DUI arrests took place on the Fourth of July weekend.

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