Norwalk man charged with DUI in Westport
Updated 10:38 am, Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WESTPORT — A Norwalk man was charged with driving under the influence in Westport after he allegedly ran a red light downtown last Friday evening.
Police said an officer stopped James Ribaudo for driving through a red light at the intersection of Post and Jesup roads. During the stop, the officer allegedly smelled alcohol coming from the car and noticed signs Ribaudo was intoxicated. After he failed a field sobriety test, the 47-year-old was arrested around 7 p.m. Jan. 20, and a breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content was over the legal limit, according to police.
Police charged Ribaudo, a resident of Oliver Street in Norwalk, with operating under the influence and failure to obey a control signal. His bond was set at $500 ahead of a Jan. 31 court date.