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Man Arrested for Driving Double the Speed, Alcohol Limit in Westport

The driver was travelling at 60 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone when he passed an officer on routine patrol at about 1 a.m. Monday, police said.

 

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.

Speed Racer February 20, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Looks like cabs for this loser for a while
chuck February 24, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Should double his time too. Send the clown away for 2 years.

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