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High beams lead to DUI arrest

Published 12:59 pm, Monday, August 4, 2014
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Toby Kim, 19, of 136 Heritage Hill Road, New Canaan, was arrested July 29 on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and failure to dim high beams.

An officer driving south on South Avenue observed Kim's vehicle coming from the opposite direction with his high beams on, according to the report. Because he failed to dim the high beams as he approached the police car, the officer pulled Kim over near Maple Street, the report stated.

When he was speaking with the driver, the officer smelled alcohol, according to police. As Kim performed field sobriety tests, which he failed, a back-up officer noticed a 30-pack box of beer in the back seat, police said.

The box turned out to have only 18 bottles in it and Kim also had a grinder with a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in the backseat, according to police. Kim, who had a 19-year-old male passenger, claimed ownership of all the items, the report states.

He was issued infractions for possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor on a public road.

He posted $260 bond on the other charges and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12.