GREENFIELD - A Deerfield man faces charges of firing a weapon while
drunk after police responded to an early morning report of shots being
fired on Pine Nook Road in October.
Scott Russo, 27, of 1 Steam Mill Road, appeared in Greenfield
District Court on Thursday and pleaded innocent to charges of being an
intoxicated licensee carrying a firearm, hunting while under the
influence of liquor, and disturbing the peace.
According to police, on Oct. 21 at about 1:10 a.m. a report of shots
being fired on Pine Nook Road, above the Eaglebrook School campus was
Police found a truck parked off the road with Russo and another man
in the front seat. Both men denied firing a weapon. Police said they
searched the vehicle and found a loaded handgun that was warm and
smelled of freshly burned gunpowder in the back seat of the truck.
Police said they also found an empty ammunition magazine that fit the
handgun and two open bottles of beer in the truck.
Russo consented to alcohol breath tests and, according to police, was
over the legal limit to drive. He is due back in court Feb. 2.
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