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Monday, March 19 News

Cops: Driving on flat tire leads to DUI charge

Richard Morawski, 52, of Beaconview Drive, was charged with driving under the influence Tuesday night after witnesses called police to report that he was driving on a wheel rim after having a flat tire on Knapps Highway.

Police located Morawski in the driveway of the house next door to his, where he apparently hit an air-conditioning unit on the side of the house. He had slurred speech and there was a strong odor of alcohol, police said. He also failed field sobriety tests, police said.

Morawski was held on a $200 bond and was scheduled to have appeared in Bridgeport Superior Court the next day.