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Witness Assists Westport PD with DUI Arrest

After watching a driver stumble through the Longshore Club Park parking lot Sunday evening, the witness contacted the authorities.

Witness Assists Westport PD with DUI Arrest


Once the driver stumbled to his car he had difficulty getting the vehicle started, but once he did he proceeded to drive the wrong way through the parking lot and down access roads, police said. 

The witness followed the driver out of the country club and watched him swerve as he began down Compo Road South, police said. The witness stayed behind the driver until police were able to initiate a traffic stop. 

While speaking with the driver the officer could smell alcohol on his breach and noticed he had 'red, glassy eyes,' according to the police report. The driver was taken into custody after failing the field sobriety tests administered by the officer.

The driver, identified as 61-year-old Herbert Greenebaum, of Shelton, took the breath test with the following results: .108 and .097.

Westport police charged him with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane on a multiple lane highway. He later posted $500 cash bond and was released. He is due in court August 2. 

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