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Mustang burnout leads to drug arrest in Scotland

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Jonathan Bourque. (State police photo) Jonathan Bourque. (State police photo)
SCOTLAND, CT (WFSB) -

State police helping with a burglary report in the eastern Connecticut town of Scotland said they arrested a man on drug charges after witnessing him do a burnout.

Jonathan Bourque, 49, of Scotland, was found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine.

Troopers said they noticed a red Mustang doing the lengthy burnout at the intersection of Brook Road and the Brooklyn Turnpike.

The vehicle then took off at a high rate of speed on the turnpike.

Troopers later said they saw the Mustang illegally pass an SUV and then pull into a driveway.

The driver tried to hide the car behind a house near the woods, according to state police. They said the home is a known drug house.

However, troopers pulled into the driveway and were able to get the suspect before he could run into the home.

They identified Bourque as the driver.

Their investigation revealed that the Mustang had no insurance, misused plates and no active registration. Bourque also had a suspended driver's license, according to state police. He was charged with those violations.

In addition, he was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, unsafe movement from a stopped position and passing in a no pass zone.

He was given a $10,000 bond and given a court date of June 15 in Danielson.

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