WESTPORT, Conn. -- A 41-year-old Bethel man was charged early Saturday with DUI after an officer saw him drive up onto a grass median after running a red light on Post Road East in Westport, according to police.
At 1:35 a.m. Dec. 5, an officer saw a vehicle drive through a red light at the intersection of Post Road East and the Sherwood Island Connector, police say.
As the vehicle traveled through the intersection, it went up onto the grass median before being stopped by an officer, according to police.
When the officer began speaking with the driver, Bryan Infantas, he noticed the driver's speech was slurred, his eyes were red, and there was a strong odor of alcohol from within the vehicle, police say.
Infantas failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest, according to police.
He was taken to police headquarters, where he submitted to the breathalyzer test, police said. The results, more than twice the legal limit of .008, were .02024 and .01999, police say.
Infantas was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive right, according to police. He is due in court Dec. 15.
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