Orozco charged with felony possession, driving after cancellation, DWI and hit and run

Dennis John Orozco, 49, Little Falls,  was charged Aug. 27, with one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance, one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation and one misdemeanor count each of fourth degree DWI and colliding with an unattended vehicle and not immediately stopping to locate and/or notify the owner.

On Aug. 25, two Little Falls police officers responded to a report of a hit and run accident at a Little Falls motel. The officers learned the owner of the motel had kicked Orozco out of the hotel, then witnessed him back into another vehicle and take off without stopping.

When Orozco was located, he allegedly admitted his driver’s license was canceled and that he was deemed inimical to public safety.

The officers had Orozco perform field sobriety tests, which showed signs of impairment. While he blew a 0.00 on his preliminary breath test, the officer believed he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Orozco was transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital where he allegedly agreed to give a blood test. The results were sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for further testing.

During a search of Orozco’s truck, a bowling bag was located containing marijuana pipes and another bag was found containing synthetic marijuana weighing 0.93 grams. Also located was a stamp commonly known as acid, or LSD.

According to the criminal complaint, Orozco later admitted he was in possession of LSD, a schedule I controlled substance.

If convicted, Orozco faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.