In Vernon, Conn., a man who police say was drinking a beer while driving was arrested at a DUI checkpoint this weekend. David Caruso, 51, whose license is suspended because of a previous drunk driving arrest, was charged with drinking while driving, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. According to police, he was not charged with DUI.
In other drunk driving news, Westlake, Oh., police arrested the same man twice in three hours early this morning, both times on suspicion of drunk driving. The first time, police say the 22-year-old blew almost twice the legal limit on an alcohol breath test. His license was suspended, and he was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and drug possession, for some marijuana cops say they found in his car. Three hours later, he was arrested again, this time driving his girlfriend’s car without permission. He was again charged with impaired driving, as well as driving with a suspended license.