FAIRFIELD — David Brann, 50, of Lawrence Street, Bridgeport, was charged with driving under the influence Thursday evening, after he rearended another vehicle.

According to police, Brann was driving south on Brooklawn Avenue around 7:30 p.m. He said the car in front of him stopped suddenly, and he could not brake in time to avoid hitting it. Police said there was a strong odor of alcohol and Brann failed field sobriety tests.

Brann was also charged with following too closely and released after posting a $100 bond. He is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on June 21.