The charges are mounting for a Southington man that police said has not only been involved in several drug cases in town including the sale of narcotics and marijuana, but allegedly led police on a pursuit the wrong way along Queen Street with no regard for the safety of others.
Detectives served a warrant late last week on Robert Dlugolewski, of 91 Spring Hill Road in Southington, on charges of engaging police in pursuit, unsafe passing, failure to obey a traffic signal, reckless driving, possession of narcotics, possession within 1,500 feet of a school zone, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree failure to appear.
Dlugolewski, 24, was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Friday and released after posting bond, according to court records.
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“The arrest stems from a case that goes back to Aug. 17,” Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said Monday. “An officer was parked along Spring Street when he drove by traveling 56 miles per hour. The officer followed him but he ignored the officer’s signal and refused to pull over.”
According to a police report, Dlugolenski continued down Spring Street toward Queen Street and without slowing down, ran through a red light before turning left. He proceeded to travel in the wrong lane and passed through 10 stopped cars before police called off the search.
The officer conducting the traffic stop was able to get his license plate information, which matched the registration for the car, and proceeded to Dlugolenski’s home.
“Officers tried to contact him by phone, but he refused to return and told officers he was not going to comply with their request. Officers were forced to obtain a warrant, which was served on Sept. 6,” Dobratz said.
While serving the warrant, officers found white pills and drug paraphernalia, leading to the drug charges according to the report.
Dlugolenski was also wanted on a first-degree failure to appear stemming from a sale of narcotics arrest in March. According to court records, he was released on a $25,000 bond following his arraignment but failed to return to court for his next scheduled appearance. Court officials said they were unable to get a hold of him.
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