John Stanton, 49, of Stamford was charged with a drunken-driving charge around 9 p.m. Sunday after he was observed traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving on Saugatuck Avenue.

Police said Stanton had an odor of alcohol on his breath and failed field sobriety tests. He refused to take breath tests, and was given a bond of $500 and a date of Jan. 24 in Norwalk Superior Court.