Bridgeport man allegedly had PCP
Published 10:43 am, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
DARIEN — Police allegedly found PCP in the car of a 28-year-old Bridgeport man pulled over in Darien.
On June 20 around 2:10 a.m., an officer pulled over Ivan Melendez, of Hooker Road, on Interstate 95 North for an expired registration on his blue 2000 Ford Excursion. When speaking with the Bridgeport man, the officer noticed the smell of alcohol and that the suspect’s eyes were red and watery. When asked, Melendez told the officer he works at a bar and had “a couple of drinks” at the end of his shift.
Melendez subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest. While Melendez’s car was being searched prior to it being towed, officers found a fold of tin foil under the front passenger seat. In the fold was a brown substance that field tested as PCP. Melendez said it belonged to a friend.
Melendez was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and possessing narcotics. He refused to submit to a breath test and failed to post a $500 bond. He was transported to court on the morning of June 20.