Westport police initially followed the vehicle while it was travelling north on Saugatuck Avenue because it had no headlights or taillights illuminated, according to a police report.
While following the car, the officer paced the vehicle and observed it to be travelling in excess of 60 miles per hour in a clearly posted 30 mile-per-hour zone, police said. The driver then ran a red light at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Post Road West.
“When stopped, the officer immediately detected a distinct and pronounced odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him,” the arrest report states.
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The driver failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He submitted to the breath test with the following results: 0.1950 and 0.1808, police said.
Westport police charged Rajan Sekaran, 52, or Weston, with driving under the influence of alcohol, travelling unreasonably fast, failure to display lights, and failure to obey control signal, police said.
Sekaran was released after posting a $500 cash bond. He is due in State Superior Court in Norwalk February 28.