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Redding Police Charge Two With Driving Drunk

REDDING, Conn. - Redding police charged Conor Andrews, 27, of Redding, with driving under the influence and speeding after they said he had an accident July 4 on Route 53. Andrews suffered minor injuries after hitting a telephone pole, police said. He refused to take a Breathalyzer test, police said. He was released on $200 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 9.

In other Redding police blotter news, Frederick Yerdon, 69, of Johnson City, N.Y., was charged with driving under the influence and speeding after he struck a guardrail July 7 on Route 107, police said. He was released on $200 bond and given a July 18 court date.

Redding police broke up a street party July 6 on Beech Lane. It was the second time in two weeks police had been called to the address after it was posted online that there was alcohol at the party. Police said they found no alcohol at the house but teens from Danbury and Bethel had attended the party and brought liquor. No arrests were made.

On July 7, a bicyclist was stuck by a car on Route 53 and hospitalized with a non-life-threatening injury. William Mercede, 50, the driver from Ridgefield, was ticketed for failure to keep right on a curve. The bicyclist was Conrad Scheurkodle, 47, of Wilton.

Norwalk police arrested Robert Leone, 53, of Redding, on a failure to appear in court warrant for an animal control violation from 2008.

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