5 charged with DUI at checkpoint in Wallingford 

5 charged with DUI at checkpoint in Wallingford 

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WALLINGFORD — Five people face DUI charges after police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Main Street in Yalesville on Friday. 

Five people were charged with DUI, three of which were alcohol related, Lt. Anthony DeMaio said. One was drug related and one was drug and alcohol related.

Some of the five also face other charges, including possession of narcotics, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance. 

Tyrese Washington, 34, of 57 Sheffield Ave., New Haven, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, drinking while driving and suspended license. According to police reports, Washington was driving on Friday around 10 p.m. and was seen with an open beer can in his center console. He failed field sobriety tests.

David Montefiore, 57, of 4 Compass Rock Lane, was charged with driving under the influence and red light violation. Montefiore was stopped when he failed to come to a complete stop before turning right on red, according to a police report. Police noticed an odor of alcohol on his breath and he did not perform the field sobriety tests to standard.

Information on the other three charged was not immediately available.

Officers also issued a variety of motor vehicle charges including improper turns, window tint violations, and failure to carry license or proper paperwork. 

The checkpoint was funded with a state DUI enforcement grant, DeMaio said.

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