Police arrested a Bethel man for DUI after stopping his 2002 Nissan Xterra on Main Street at 1:13 Sunday morning.
Adam H. Reiner, 19, of Milwaukee Avenue was charged with DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor, possession of less-than-half an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $500 bond for a Nov. 12 court date.
Police said Reiner was also issued a verbal warning for failure to have tail lamps and failure to drive in the established lane.
An officer driving north on Main Street, behind Reiner's Nissan at around 1:13 a.m., noticed the right taillight was not functioning and said the Nissan turned around at Stepney Baptist Church and headed south on Route 25, then turned onto Brook Street and Pepper Street and back onto 25, according to the report.
Police said the vehicle crossed over the white line several times, so the officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on Green Street.
Reiner had bloodshot, glassy eyes, spoke very slowly and seemed to have trouble concentrating on the officer’s questions, according to police, who added that during questioning Reiner admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in the car.
A police canine was brought to the scene and alerted on the vehicle and a subsequent search turned up a Ziploc® baggie containing a green leafy substance and a glass pipe, police said. Also located in the vehicle were two opened bottles of Budweiser and an open bottle of Jack Daniels, the report said.
Field sobriety tests indicated Reiner was under the influence, leading to his arrest, according to police. Later at police headquarters, Reiner submitted to urine tests, police said.