Police: drunk backhoe driver rips up driveway

A backhoe driver with a criminally-suspended driver’s license is facing three charges after police say he tore up a Derby driveway while impaired. 

At 26 minutes after midnight, early Monday morning June 26, state police received a report that a male was intoxicated and tore up a driveway with a tractor. Police say Steven Lontine, 58, of Derby was operating a John Deere tractor at the Terrace Drive home of Michelle Allen, 28, when he dug up a driveway to place a plastic pipe on top of a culvert, causing property damage. 

Lontine showed several signs of impairment and was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Derby Barracks for processing. He has been charged with DUI #2, Unlawful Mischief, and Driving with a Criminally Suspended License.

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  1. If he was from out-of-state or out-of-the-country, in possession of narcotics, holding rolls of hundred dollar bills, and/or selling crack laced with fentanyl to the homeowner, no charges would be levied and no report filed.