John Wanat, 67, of Redcoat Road, was charged Sunday night with driving under the influence on Riverside Avenue.

Wanat was stopped by police when a citizen reported the "erratic operation" of Wanat's vehicle, police said.

When Wanat was stopped, an officer smelled the strong odor of an alcohol on his breath, police said. He also failed a field sobriety test, according to the report.

Wanat was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to drive right. He was released on $500 bond, and he is scheduled to appear May 15 in Norwalk Superior Court.