Paul Svendsen, 30, of Danbury, was charged on Dec. 8 in Bedford with DWI, aggravated DWI and driving with defective stop lamps.
Police observed Svendsen headed north on Bedford Road at a speed of 18 miles per hour in a 30 mph. The speed limit then changed to 45 mph—Svendsen did not accelerate but instead pulled off to the side of the road.
Police officers saw that the brake lights were not working and approached the car. They noticed Svendsen had bloodshot eyes and detected an odor of alcohol coming from the car.
Svendsen admitted to having three beers in Mt. Kisco. He failed field sobriety tests and was brought to headquarters for processing, where he submitted to a breath test which revealed a 2.0 BAC, more than twice the legal limit.
He was charged and released on $200 bail pending a return to Bedford court.
This information was provided by the Bedford Police. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.