Fairfield police: Teen smoked pot right before flipping garbage truck

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A teen admitted to smoking marijuana right before flipping a garbage truck over on a Fairfield street, police say.

Anthony Bustillo, 19, of Bridgeport, is facing charges of reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Surveillance video captured the moments after Bustillo, a driver for 1800-GotJunk, lost control of the truck on Greenfield Street Thursday afternoon.

The video shows the truck skidding on its side before hitting a rock and hurling trash into the air.

The video was captured by a surveillance camera outside of a pre-school. 

Police say Bustillo told officers he smoked pot right before the crash. They say he also told police he was rushing to his girlfriend's house nearby.

A friend was in the truck but the two did not suffer any injuries, police say. 

Bustillo was released on a $400 cash bond and is expected to appear in court on March 12.

The owner of 1800-GotJunk says Bustillo was terminated immediately following the incident, adding his actions don't reflect the company's emphasis on safety and responsible conduct.

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