Ledyard PD: Man arrested on DUI charges had child in car

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Norwich man was arrested for driving under the influence with a child in the car in Ledyard, Saturday afternoon.

Police say they received a 911 call around 1:15 p.m. regarding an erratic driver traveling northbound on Route 12. The caller told police that the vehicle was unable to maintain its travel lane and was swerving all over the road. The caller also reported that that vehicle eventually pulled over and that the driver and front passenger changed positions.

An officer was able to locate the vehicle and stop it shortly afterwards. Police say it was then determined that the driver at the time of the complaint, identified as 26-year-old Russell Frazier, was under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs. It was also discovered that an 8-year-old child was in the backseat of the car.

Frazier was charged with child endangerment with DUI and failure to drive right. He was later released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on November 15th.

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