Stamford teen charged with threatening was out on bond in drunk driving case

Jerry Diaz is facing a slew of allegations including threatening, reckless endangerment, weapons and drugs charges and violating the terms of his release.

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2020, 1:38 AM

Updated 1,272 days ago

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A Stamford teen accused of a deadly drunk driving crash is in more legal trouble.
Jerry Diaz is facing a slew of allegations including threatening, reckless endangerment, weapons and drugs charges and violating the terms of his release.
It comes as Diaz was out on a $400,000 bond in connection to a crash on Canal Street in August 2019.
“He was intoxicated, speeding, crashed into two separate telephone poles and killed two of his passengers as a result,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Booth.
Police say two other friends in the car had life-changing injuries.
The 19-year-old’s license is now suspended and he has been ordered not to drive - something police say he violated Wednesday afternoon during an incident on High Ridge Road.
They say Diaz confronted an ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of her workplace.
“He was harassing her and she called a co-worker out to try to help her,” said Booth. “When the co-workers came out, Diaz went back to his vehicle, grabbed the gun and started pointing the gun at the co-worker and the girlfriend.”
Police say Diaz took off without firing the gun and was later arrested during a traffic stop.
“The officers found a loaded Smith and Wesson .380 caliber handgun with an extended magazine underneath the passenger seat of the vehicle, which Diaz later admitted was his,” said Booth.
Police say they also found more than a dozen ecstasy pills on Diaz.
He is being held on an additional $750,000 bond and will be arraigned Friday.


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