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Accident Leads to Firearm Arrest

Woodbridge police on Wednesday, November 10, arrested a 19-year-old Waterbury man, after he crashed his car at the intersection of Amity Road (Route 63) and Seymour Road (Route 67), and subsequently attempted to flee on foot.

According to the report, police responded to the intersection at about 7:30 p.m. due to a report of a motor vehicle accident.  After speaking with the driver, officers observed what they believed to be a firearm concealed in his hooded sweatshirt pocket.  When the officer attempted to secure the firearm, the driver, later identified as Jordan Driffin, of Waterbury, struggled with officers and attempted to flee on foot.

After a short foot chase, Driffin was taken into custody and the firearm was secured.  It was a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun with a high-capacity magazine and an obliterated serial number.

Driffin’s vehicle was found to contain marijuana packaged for sale and other drug paraphernalia.

Driffin was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, illegal weapon in a motor vehicle, illegal alteration of a firearm’s identification; illegal possession of a high-capacity magazine; interfering with an officer; and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.  Bond was $100,000 and Driffin was held at Woodbridge Police Headquarters until November 12, when he was transported to New Haven Superior Court for arraignment.

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