Police: Troy man facing numerous charges

in News/North Troy/Troy

TROY — A 32-year-old man is facing numerous charges after an incident that took place in North Troy on Friday morning.

Police say at around 9:40 a.m. they received a report of a suspicious vehicle with an unconscious operator parked in the caller’s driveway.

The driver left when confronted and was followed to a vacant building in the area of Main Street in North Troy.

He was confronted by residents again, before allegedly fleeing the scene in an unsafe manner, striking and damaging a telephone pole and nearly striking the witnesses.

The vehicle was located shortly after by a trooper on Kennison Road in Westfield, where the driver was stopped and identified as Adam Gallant, 32, of Troy.

While speaking with Gallant, police say they observed indicators of drug activity and drug impairment.

“Subsequent investigation and DUI screening indicated Gallant was operating a vehicle while under the influence of depressant drugs,” the report reads.

A K9 was deployed and the vehicle was seized pending a search warrant application.

Gallant was placed under arrest and processed in Derby, where he was released with a citation to answer to the charges of DUI drugs, leaving the scene of an accident, negligent operation, reckless endangerment, as well as numerous moving violations.

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