Steven Bass, 40, of Norwalk, was charged with driving under the influence Sunday.

Bass was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Park Street and Saugatuck Avenue, according to police. When an officer approached the vehicle to speak to Bass, he noticed alcohol on Bass' breath, police said. Bass had slurred speech and when he stepped out of the vehicle, he could not keep his balance or stand erect, police said. Bass then refused to perform the field sobriety test, police said.

Bass was charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was released on $500 bond is scheduled to appear Nov. 15 in Norwalk Superior Court.