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Police: Roxbury man crashes car, causes commotion in Newtown neighborhood

May 24, 2019

NEWTOWN — A Roxbury man is facing several charges after crashing his vehicle and causing a commotion early Tuesday morning.

It all started around 1 a.m., when police officers got a call about suspicious man walking around homes on Concord Ridge Road.

The caller also reported hearing glass breaking and loud yelling, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found 30-year-old Jason Rossiter and placed him under arrest.

“Police believe he was under the influence of some type of drug,” Lt. Aaron Bahamonde said.

Rossiter had broken a window on a parked vehicle at one of the Concord Ridge Road properties, according to The Newtown Bee.

Rossiter was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree criminal mischief.

He was then transported to Danbury Hospital for evaluation.

Around 2:55 a.m., officers found Rossiter’s damaged vehicle near 122 Hanover Road. The 2015 Ford Taurus had traveled off the road, through a stone all and hit a tree. The airbags had deployed, police said.

Rossiter was further charged with failure to maintain a lane and evading responsibility/leaving the scene of an accident.

He is scheduled to appear at Danbury Superior Court on June 5.

Past offenses

This wasn’t Rossiter’s first run-in with the law.

He was found guilty of interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace in 2017, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary in 2012 and first-degree unlawful restraint in 2009, according to court records.

The unlawful restraint conviction was from his involvement in a conspiracy to kidnap a New Milford man in 2007.

His most recent conviction was in March of this year, when he was found guilty of driving under the influence, according to court records.

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