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Man charged with DUI after accident

Published 4:01 pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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A fender-bender accident Saturday afternoon led to William Saunders, 58, of Mill Plain Road, being charged with driving under the influence.

According to police, Saunders hit another car that was stopped at the traffic light at the Post Road and Pease Avenue. He was unsteady on his feet and there was an odor of alcohol on his breath, police said, and he failed field sobriety tests.

He was released on a promise to appear Jan. 22 in Bridgeport Superior Court, and was taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital for medical evaluation.

According to the report, Saunders received a small cut on his lip in the accident. The damage to both cars was minor.