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Driver Arrested on Drug Charges in Darien

Jason Bazinet, 21, of Trumbull was arrested on Monday, April 25 on drug charges after a car crash on Mansfield Avenue. Police received a call of a car driving erratically on Mansfield, crossing the double yellow line and at one point coming within inches of a pedestrian.

A few minutes later, an officer working the corner of Mansfield and Post Road saw Bazinet crash his car. Bazinet had glassy eyes and slurred speech and told the officer he was "buzzed." He failed a field sobriety test, and when the officers were checking his car they found four small white bags containing heroin. Bazinet said he wasn't sure what it was, but that he had bought it two weeks prior in Bridgeport. He was charged with possession of narcotics, posted a $250 bond and is due in court Thursday, May 5.

Also from the police blotter:

Kathleen Mancini, 59, of Stamford turned herself into Darien police last week on a warrant charging her with larceny. Loss prevention detectives at the Stop & Shop on Heights Road, where Mancini works, told police Mancini was falsifying bottle return entries and taking cash from her register. She is believed to have taken $564.35 from the store. The warrant was issued on Feb. 2. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 9.

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