A Massachusetts man was charged with DUI over the weekend when he failed to move over for Connecticut State Police troopers who were conducting a traffic stop, state police said.
Two troopers had a vehicle pulled over in Killingly on Interstate 395 North in the area of Exit 38 Sunday at 12:30 a.m. when a motorist passed the traffic stop without reducing speed or moving over a lane as one of the troopers was walking to a nearby cruiser, according to state police.
The trooper then pulled over the Ford Explorer driven by 45-year-old Nicholas Bisesti in the area of Exit 41, state police said.
Bisesti told the trooper he was heading from Uncasville back to his home in Framingham, Massachusetts, according to state police. During the stop, the trooper alleged that the smell of alcohol emanated from the vehicle, which also had a passenger inside.
State police said Bisesti reportedly showed signs of impairment and failed multiple field sobriety tests after admitting to consuming alcohol before driving. He was taken into custody and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to reduce speed or move over for stationary emergency vehicles.
Bisesti posted a $1,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned Nov. 28 in Danielson Superior Court.