Westerly man charged with DUI, avoiding use of interlock device

Westerly man charged with DUI, avoiding use of interlock device

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STONINGTON — A Westerly man is facing DUI charges after a traffic stop led officers to discover he driving under the influence and using a car that was not properly fitted with an ignition interlock device as required by a court order, police said.

Brenden J. Allen, 34, of 60 Springbrook Road, was charged Wednesday night with driving under the influence, avoidance of an interlock ignition device, traveling unreasonably fast, failure to drive to the right and operation of a motor vehicle when license is suspended.

Allen is due in New London Superior Court for arraignment later this month.

According to police, Allen was on Liberty Street when a patrol officer saw him cross outside the lane, traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop.

While talking with Allen, police said he showed signs of intoxication. He was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and was taken into custody.

Court records show that Allen was convicted of driving under the influence twice in 2015, once in February and again in April, both related to charges in New London.

Police said as a result of a court order, Allen was required to have an ignition interlock device in any car he was driving. His license had also been suspended since the court order, resulting in additional charges.



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