A Barrington man, 46, who thought he was in Coventry after being stopped on Middle Highway early Saturday morning, June 29, was charged with drunk driving by Barrington police.
David E. Curtis, of 41 Orchard Ave., was traveling south near Lincoln Avenue when a patrol officer spotted his pickup truck serve over the center line, according to Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. After the truck swerved two more times, it was pulled over near Seven Oaks Drive.
Curtis had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech, LaCross said. The patrol officer also found an open can of beer in the cup holder.
Curtis admitted to drinking four or five cans of beer earlier in the evening, LaCross said. He failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer test to determine his blood alcohol level.
When asked if he knew where he was, LaCross said, the man said he thought he was in Coventry.
Curtis was arraigned in the police station and held overnight. He was given a date to appear in District Court to face the DUI and refusal charges. He also received a summons for driving without a license.