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Barrington Man, 46, Charged With DUI

David Curtis, 46, of Orchard Avenue, was stopped on Middle Highway early Saturday morning with an open can of beer.

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.

JD July 02, 2013 at 07:30 AM
How long has it been since someone innocent's been run over walking on the side of the road? How long will it be until it happens again? No license? Not surprised. Please don't wait until a guy swerves 3 times across a center line to pull him over. Once is enough to warrant being pulled over and issued a warning for distracted driving. It's worth the extra effort to save a life.

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