WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport police arrested a Southport man on charges of driving under the influence early Sunday, April 10, after stopping him for failing to signal and not having a license plate light, police said.
Michael Dowd, 55, was arrested after officers smelled alcohol coming from the car after the traffic stop, police said. Officers said they found empty beer cans and an empty wine bottle during a search of the inside of the car, police said.
Dowd failed all of the standard field sobriety tests and was taken into custody, police said. Police said he refused to submit to a breath test.
He was charged with operating under the influence drugs/alcohol, failure to have tail lamps, failure to signal and failure to renew registration and insurance coverage and drinking while operating a motor vehicle. HIs bond was set at $500. Dowd is scheduled to appear in court on April 20.
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