WESTPORT — A 69-year-old man has been charged with driving under the influence — his second local DUI charge in a little over a month — after striking a stop sign off Post Road East.
Christian Miner, of Weston, was charged last week with operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and operating a motor vehicle with his license under suspension.
Miner was charged with the same violations in late August when police said he crashed his Jaguar into a car in a Main Street parking lot.
The latest incident took place about 11:45 a.m. Oct. 6 when police received a report that a car struck a stop sign in the parking lot at 605 Post Road East.
When an officer dispatched to the scene spoke with Miner, he could smell “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” according to the report.
Miner allegedly had difficulty maintaining his balance and had to lean on his car for support, police said. When Miner was asked if he could perform the standard field sobriety test, police said, he responded that he did not think he could safely do so and the tests were not conducted.
He was placed under arrest, and after posting $500 bond, was scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 21 at Superior Court in Stamford.