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Ninja Motorist Runs Afoul of Law

Groton resident Joseph James learned the hard way that driving with a sharp object in the car, like running with scissors, is a no-no. James, 26, was stopped by police on Friday when a computer check showed his license and registration were suspended. According to reports, police found a large martial arts-like sword in the trunk. So, in addition to being charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle under suspension and having insurance coverage below the minimum requirements, James was slapped with a weapons charge. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 13.

Also from the police blotter:

? Stamford resident Ruth Castillo, 48, turned herself into Westport police on Wednesday knowing there was a warrant out for her arrest. The warrant stemmed from July motor vehicle charges to which she failed to respond. She is due in court on Sept. 13.

? Mila Dantonio of Bridgeport was arrested after she reportedly crossed over the centerline while driving on Wilton Road early Saturday. When officers stopped Dantonio, they could smell alcohol on her breath. After failing a field sobriety test, Dantonio, 37, was charged with operating under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane. She is due in court on Sept. 13.

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