Oxford Dad Charged With DUI While Picking Up Son Who Was In Police Custody

The man's son and three of his friends were too young to be riding scooters on town roads, the DEEP said.

Police say an Oxford man, 39, was driving under the influence Wednesday evening after he had driven into Naugatuck State Forest to pick up his son and his friends, who were being detained for illegally riding gas powered scooters there.

Pawel Dutkiewicz, of Oxford, drove a large utility van into the forest in response to a call from his 15-year old son, who was detained there by EnCon Officers, along with three friends, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said in a release.  

Environmental police officers determined that the four youths had used town roads to drive gas powered motor scooters into Naugatuck State Forest in violation of state law.  

State law requires gas powered scooters being operated on main roads to be operated by someone 16 years and older with a valid class D driver’s license.  

As the juveniles were not legally allowed to operate the scooters to ride home, the officers requested that they call their parents to pick them up and remove the scooters from state property.

When Dutkiewicz responded to the call, EnCon officers suspected that he had consumed alcoholic beverages, administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and placed him under arrest for driving while under the influence, the release states.  

Dutkiewicz was transported to Troop I for booking where he underwent a breath test in which his blood alcohol content was found to be in excess of the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle, the release states.  

Dutkiewicz was released on a $500 non - surety bond and he is scheduled to appear in Superior Court, Derby, on July 25. 

EnCon officers had originally responded to the Oxford section of the Naugatuck State Forest due to a complaint of swimmers in the reservoir located there, which is prohibited.  In responding to that call they encountered the four youths with the motor scooters near Reservoir #2. The officers then determined that one of the youths had been swimming in those waters and he was issued a warning for that violation.  

John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:13 PM
town news July 18, 2014 at 06:44 AM
It is illegal to ride unregistered motor bikes, ATV, or any off road vehicle on Oxford's roads period. look it up. So next time you almost hit one at rush hour or one jumps out in front of you call the PD. If you see them riding past your house and up and down your street call the PD. It is only a mater of time before someone gets run over or a hoarse back rider gets thrown on the bridle tails.
Long term resident July 18, 2014 at 07:55 AM
Incompetent parent, has no idea what his kids are doing, or just doesn't care.
Norman July 19, 2014 at 06:40 AM
Don't bother calling the Oxford PD: they don't respond. If they do, they will take the offender aside and commiserate with them, saying "That guy calls us all the time: he is a pain-in-the-@ss!" The Oxford PD let some guy get away with driving his truck on my lawn and knocking down a fence during a hurricane when the entire state was under a driving ban! If you read the article carefully, you'll see it was the EnCon cops who responded. You're better off calling them!


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