Police: Drunk Driver Nearly Plows Into Plow, Southbury Man Charged With Disorderly

The following arrest information was supplied by the Southbury Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Joseph Leddy, 43, of Southbury, was charged with disorderly conduct on Jan. 24 at approximately 4:10 p.m. after police responded to his residence for a violent incident.

Leddy was released on $2,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Jan. 25. 


Kara Fernandez, 20, of Middlebury was charged with DWI, failure to obey a red light, failure to drive to the right and misuse of a license on Jan. 26 at approximately 2:11 a.m.

According to police, Fernandez was observed driving through a red light and straddling the centerline on Rt. 188 in Southbury. The vehicle also came close to hitting a DOT plow.

Fernandez was also found to be in possession of two additional identifications belonging to other persons, yielding a misuse of license charge.

Fernandez was released on $2,500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 6.

Lorie G January 30, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Yet there are people of my generation that think it's ok to host social drinking gatherings for their kids under 21 or say that it's really no big deal if they are drinking in college before they turn 21.....'cause "we all did it." Which laws are OK to break and which ones aren't? Mixed messaging at best. Every day there is a report here on the Patch of a drunk driver... all ages... I pray that no one I love will come across these drunks on their way home from a concert at the middle school or a quick trip to K-Mart. When the police report notes failure to stay to the right or left, it means the drunk could have taken out someone in oncoming traffic, or a jogger. I commend the officers who nail these people before that happens.
Joanne Jorge January 31, 2013 at 03:40 PM
I agree with you Southbury Reader and call me a prude but I will never, ever host a party with booze to underage kids.....including my own!!!!


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