On May 17, 2014 John Tyler Keegan, age 22 of 2 Berry Ln. Darien, was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident on the Post Rd near Weed’s Landing. Keegan never stopped his vehicle and left the scene of the accident. An officer nearby was given the description of Keegan’s vehicle and observed it traveling east on the Post Rd. The officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to pull Keegan over however Keegan’s vehicle increased speed and abruptly turned off on a side street. The officer continued to try to catch up to Keegan’s vehicle and discovered that it had now been involved in a second collision. Keegan’s vehicle had crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane on Goodwives River Rd, left the travel portion of the roadway and subsequently struck a fence and a tree. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was now disabled. Keegan was then taken into custody and arrested for various motor vehicle charges. Keegan would later admit, “I hate cops” and that he was trying to get away from the officer when he lost control of his vehicle.
During the inventory of Keegan’s vehicle, officers located various quantities of narcotics and items associated with the sale of narcotics. Due to the circumstances, the vehicle was seized and a search warrant was later executed. In all, small quantities of marijuana and hash oil were recovered as well as various items to manufacture, smoke, and vaporize these substances. 40 Xanax and Clonazepam pills were also located in a “false” Ipod designed to conceal narcotics. These items were seized as evidence and a warrant was then secured for Keegan’s arrest.
After learning this agency held an active arrest warrant, Keegan turned himself in to the Darien Police Department on July 2, 2014. Keegan was charged with the following:
- Illegal Possession of Prescription Narcotics 21a-108(2)
- Possession of Narcotics With Intent To Sell 21a-277(a)
- Possession of Marijuana 21a-279
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 21a-267(a)
Keegan posted a $5,000.00 court set bond and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on July 14, 2014.