NEW CANAAN — A 43-year-old Mamaroneck, N.Y. man was caught allegedly driving drunk, the third DUI charge leveled against him.

On June 26 around 12:45 a.m., an officer saw a car on New Norwalk Road go through a red light at the intersection with East Avenue, causing the car to nearly hit another vehicle. The officer pulled over the offending car, driven by William Ford of Stuart Avenue. While speaking with the New York man, the officer detected alcohol on his breath. Ford then failed a field sobriety test, police said.

Ford was then taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence, failure to drive right and ignoring traffic control signals. Ford was also supposed to have an ignition interlock — a device which prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking — due to two prior DUI arrests in New York. As he did not have the device on his car at the time of arrest, he was also charged with the illegal operation of a vehicle without an ignition device.

Ford refused to be tested for his blood alcohol content. He posted a $750 bond and was given a court date of July 1.

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