Yuriy Melnyk, 26, of Red Coat Road, was charged Sunday night with driving under the influence on Riverside Avenue.

An officer observed Melnyk following another vehicle too closely, police said. When Melnyk was stopped, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, according to the report, and he failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test.

He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released on $1000 bond and is scheduled to appear May 29 in Norwalk Superior Court.