A 39-year-old Shelton man allegedly
stole a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser from Monroe residents July 26, after
being hired to do yard work at their Velvet Street home, and was
later arrested for DUI in Trumbull after smashing up the $33,000
Andrew Tellone, 39, of Rosedale Circle in Shelton
was charged with reckless driving, DUI and failure to drive in the
proper lane. His bond was set at $500 and he has an appearance scheduled
in Bridgeport Superior Court.
residents, who own the Toyota, pressed charges in Monroe on July 27 and
police are investigating their stolen vehicle complaint.
police said officers responded to an accident around the 6900 block of
Main Street, where the Toyota Tellone was driving reportedly drifted off
the road, ran over bushes, trees and a fence before coming to a rest
near a Cedar Hill Drive home.
Tellone refused medical treatment
at the scene and field sobriety tests determined he was under the
influence, police said. His blood alcohol content tested at 0.175 and
0.168, about twice the legal limit of 0.08, according to police.