A Westlake patrolman was stopped westbound on Hilliard Blvd. at Columbia Road at a red light on May 4 at 10:08 a.m. when a 1998 Honda Civic carrying an unobservant pot smoker pulled alongside the officer on his left, report Westlake Police.
The front seat passenger had his window down and blew marijuana smoke out of it as he puffed away on a blunt. When the officer made eye contact, the startled 23-year-old, Richard Dolamore of Westlake, rolled up his window and studiously avoided looking to his right, even though that did not make the policeman disappear.
The officer also noted there was another back seat passenger in the car, later found to be a 2-year-old female, the daughter of the driver, identified by police as a 21-year-old Bay Village woman.
The officer followed the car to a Center Ridge Rd. parking lot where additional officers confronted the argumentative toker Dolamor. Marijuana traces were found in his mouth and in the front seat area. The woman professed outrage at the suggestion that she would allow drug use around her daughter. When marijuana was found in her purse, she said it was a set-up by persons unknown. Dolamore was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Obstructing Justice (eating that yummy marijuana). The woman was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Child Endangering. Her mother picked up the two-year-old at the arrest scene.
At least the child was in a safety seat.