Connecticut Man Charged With DWI

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of an Connecticut man on a charge of DWI.

On May 9, 2014 at 1:46 a.m., Sergeant Timothy Gannon and Deputy Sheriff Edward Kennedy stopped a speeding motorist on Route 312 in the Town of Southeast. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Grant C. Schoepp, 18, of 5 Middleton Road, New Fairfield, Connecticut, was intoxicated. The deputy arrested Mr. Schoepp and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after the man failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.