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Man charged with criminal impersonation

Robert Connelly, 45, of 11 Shore Road, Greenwich, was arrested June 20 on charges of criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

While Darien police were investigating the theft of $220 in catered food for which Connelly is a suspect, an officer observed him driving on Stephen Mather Road, police said. Connelly was stopped because the officer knew he had a suspended license, police said.

Connelly had no identification on him and told the police officer that his name was Thomas Connelly and provided a false date of birth, police said.

The officer also detected the odor of alcohol coming from Connelly's car, police said. However, Connelly passed field sobriety tests and the officer did not believe Connelly was above the legal threshold of .08 blood alcohol content, police said.

The officer informed Connelly that he knew his true identity, police said.

The vehicle's owner, who is Connelly's girlfriend, arrived on scene, the report stated. When she was asked to identify Connelly, she too lied and said his name was Tom, according to police. She then took her car home, and no charged have been filed against her, police said.

While being processed, Connelly told police that he used his brother's name because he was unsure if his own license was valid.

Connelly posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 1.

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