Plow Driver Charged After Pushing Car Up Federal Road

Local man charged with DUI after seen using his plow to move a broken down vehicle.

A Brookfield resident using his plow to push a car up Federal Road early Sunday morning was arrested for allegedly doing so under the influence.

Mark Trotta, 51, of Cove Road, was seen driving north on Federal Road at 2:24 a.m. on Feb. 10, pushing another vehicle with his snowplow. After being stopped by police, Trotta told them he was assisting by pushing the other vehicle, which had become inoperable on Route 7.

Further investigation, including Trotta’s failure of field sobriety tests, resulted in his arrest for DUI. He was additionally charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trotta was released on $200 cash bond with a court date set for Feb. 22 in Danbury Superior Court.

Steven DeVaux February 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Cove Road? Isn't that the First Selectman's block?
Jim Marks February 16, 2013 at 03:08 PM
I thought it was legal now??
MAC February 16, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Trotta illustrates why marijuana should NOT be legalized! Youth and other dimwitted people think that if something is "legal" then it can't be dangerous or harmful. Marijuana does cause people to do stupid things. Those who use it other than for medical reasons often end up with their habit negatively impacting their family and or their job or school performance and employability. Legion are also the cases of marijuana use leading to an addiction to other harder drugs.
Bobby Caselnova February 16, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Alcohol is legal, yet does anyone really think that it's not dangerous or harmful? I also believe alcohol is more likely to make people do "stupid things" than marijuana is. Usually, when you have a group of people drinking alcohol there's bound to be some kind of trouble, in the form of fights, vandalism, car crashes, and people just making bad decisions in general. Plenty of responsible adults smoke marijuana without letting it negatively impact their families, jobs, or education. Just because some people can't use it responsibly doesn't mean nobody should be allowed to make the personal decision for themselves. Plenty of people can't use alcohol responsibly but we still allow those who can to do so. Alcohol itself is a physically and mentally addictive drug, marijuana is not. People actually can die from alcohol withdrawal and alcoholics need medical supervision when detoxing, which is not the case with marijuana. Adults should have the final decision on what goes into their own bodies, not the government. Just because a handful of people aren't responsible with something doesn't mean it should be banned for everybody. A lot of people can't handle owning automobiles without crashing and hurting or killing themselves or others, yet we let the general public handle their own transportation at their own risk. Marijuana is a lot safer to society as a whole. You should worry about your own life rather than being so worried about and trying to control what everyone else does.
MAC February 16, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Bobby, my life is AFFECTED by what others do, and especially by wrong-headed legislation which results in further COSTS and negative CONSEQUENCES to citizens, neighbors and the TAXPAYERS who pay the bills!! The burdens upon taxpayers caused by those who are irresponsible and addicted to drugs or alcohol are very substantial, and our legislatures often make these burdens WORSE by incentivizing dependency and irresponsible actions. The COSTS are also not only in $$$, such as for stunning increases in the MILLIONS of Americans now on SS Disability, one now for EVERY 13 workers in the U.S!! The costs are also in reduced quality of life, even life threatening at times, when drug addicts are out robbing people, and their homes, to get drug money. I myself do not use alcohol and never have, so yes I do "worry about [my] own life." Your argument has also just made the case AGAINST further, even more rigid gun control laws than CT already has, btw! ;-)
Bobby Caselnova February 16, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Marijuana has nothing to do with drug addicts robbing people and committing crimes to feed their addiction. That's heroin, cocaine, and drugs like that. You're so misinformed I won't even respond to you after this comment. I'll bet you interact with people who secretly smoke marijuana on a daily basis without even knowing it, because the majority of them are responsible, good people. I'm glad you worry about your own life, now stop worrying about trying to ban or keep banned certain things that other people like to do. Live and let live. Not everyone feels the same way as you about marijuana, and those people don't try to tell you what to do with your life. Don't do it to them. I'm not advocating using it, I'm advocating allowing everyone to choose for themselves and not be told by the government or society what to do with their own bodies. On another note, I don't see what anything I've said here has to do with gun control at all. By the way, for someone who has such strong opinions they want to stand up for I would think you'd be willing to put your real name on it and really stand by your statements and opinions, rather than hiding behind an anonymous three-letter abbreviation. How can I, or anyone else take you seriously?
Jim Marks February 17, 2013 at 04:24 AM
Big MAC's are buy one at Mcdonald's this weekend..maybe he should get some with some of his dumbwitted friends!
Jim Marks February 17, 2013 at 04:41 PM
I like how you EMPHASIZE your big WORDS with CAPITAL LETTERS
Steven DeVaux February 18, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Now you know what the funny smell was driving down the First Selectman's block.
Jake t April 06, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Its funny how you don't feel the need to bash the owner of the car that was being pushed by the plow. He was ok with the idea and he was sober. So what your saying is that the marijuana made him "dimwitted" for stopping to help a citizen on the side of the road at 2 in the morning. I bet you wouldn't of stopped to help.


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