Matthew Jerome, 19, of Wilton Road, was charged with driving under the influence Thursday after a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Wilton Road and Newtown Turnpike.

When officers spoke to Jerome, he slurred his speech and there was an odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. Jerome also failed field-sobriety tests, police said.

Jerome was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and following too closely. He was unable to post bond and was transferred to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment.