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Wallingford Man Charged In Drunken-Driving Crash In Westport

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WESTPORT, Conn. — A Wallingford man was arrested Saturday after police said he left the scene of a January accident he caused while driving with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit.

On Jan. 21, at about 7:30 p.m., Westport officers responded to report that a vehicle struck another vehicle on Hillspoint Road and then left the area. The at-fault driver, George Dyer, 62, of Saint Andrews Circle, Wallingford, was located outside of his car on Spicer Road, police said.

Police said Dyer was disoriented, had trouble balancing himself and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Officers completed a search warrant for Dyer’s blood and the State Toxicology Laboratory determined his blood-alcohol level was .32, four times the legal limit, police said.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and Dyer turned himself in on Saturday and was charged with evading responsibility, operating under the influence and making an improper turn, police said. He posted $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Norwalk on March 7.

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