Traffic stop on Route 32 leads to arrest on drugs, alcohol

Connecticut woman allegedly intoxicated behind wheel in Monson

📸 Police uncovered alcohol and drugs in a traffic stop and arrest around 1 a.m. on Saturday. Monson Police Department photo.

MONSON — A Connecticut woman was arrested after allegedly speeding due to drug impairment on Route 32 around 1 a.m. on Saturday.

According to a statement from the Monson Police Department, Officer Tyler Wilk observed the Willington, Conn. woman’s vehicle traveling south on Route 32 as it approached “the downtown area at a high rate of speed.” Police said the 31-year-old woman, whose name was not released in the statement, was subsequently arrested on multiple charges, including operating with a suspended license (subsequent offense), operating under the influence of liquor (subsequent offense), operating under the influence of drugs, negligent operation, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding, possession of heroin (subsequent offense), possession of a Class E drug, and resisting arrest.

Local officers were aided by the Palmer Police Department and Massachusetts State Police in the arrest. Palmer provided an officer specially trained in the recognition of drug impairment, while the State Police dispatched a female trooper to assist in a search.


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