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Saturday, November 17 News

Motor home driver charged with DUI

FAIRFIELD — A Tennessee man was arrested Thursday evening and charged with driving his motor home while intoxicated.

William Fullenwider, 58, of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., was also charged with unsafe backing and operating without a license in the incident that happened in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms, 975 Kings Highway East.

According to police, Fullenwider was backing up his motor home when he hit a parked car, causing minor damage. The other car owner called police because they thought Fullenwider appeared intoxicated.

Police said his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and there was an odor of alcohol on his breath. He failed field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of 0.25 on the first breathalyzer test. Fullenwider refused to take a second test and asked to be taken to a hospital because he was feeling weak and dizzy.

He was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Oct. 23 and taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

greilly@ctpost.com; 203-842-2585

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