[Editor's note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]
A Fairfield man was charged with driving under the influence Saturday after a liquor store employee tipped off police of the man's condition.
A Moe's Liquor Store employee reported to police at around 8:45 p.m. Saturday that a reportedly intoxicated man had entered the store to buy alcohol. The employee refused to sell liquor to the man, and he left the store and drove out of the parking lot and onto the Post Road.
The employee gave police a description of the man's car. Police pulled over the car on Pine Creek Avenue and spoke to the operator. The responding officer reportedly detected the odor of alcohol on the man's breath noted he had trouble speaking, according to the report.
The man -- identified as David Howe, 52, of French Street -- was charged with driving under the influence. He was detained and transported to police headquarters, where he submitted to a Breathalyzer test that reportedly showed his blood alcohol content was over the legal limit.
Howe was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for intoxication, according to the report. His license was seized and he is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 3.