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Underage drinker charged with DWI

Published 10:20 am, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Bryan S. Alvarez, 20, of 2420 Madison Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested Dec. 7 on charges of two counts of failure to obey a traffic signal and driving while intoxicated under the age of 21.

Alvarez was observed driving through two red lights about 2 a.m.

Police said an officer parked on Ledge Road near Jake's Diner heard a vehicle's engine rev and the tires squeal as if the driver was attempting to burn the rubber of the tires. A few seconds later, the officer saw the car and followed it.

Alvarez pulled up to a red light at the intersection of Ledge Road and Noroton Avenue and turned left, when the officer activated his lights to pull Alvarez over, but he kept driving, police said.

Police said Alvarez drove through another red light and turned left onto Hecker Avenue. He veered right and struck the curb, where he came to a stop because his front right tire went flat, police said.

The officer detected the odor of alcohol and noticed that Alvarez's eyes were blood shot and glossy, according to the report.

Alvarez told the officer that he didn't realize he had driven through the red lights, police said.

He was administered field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said.

He was released on $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 17.