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Police: Meriden Driver Arrested Along I-91 for DUI

State police say Dean R. Campbell was drunk as he drove along the interstate before being pulled over in Wallingford.

 

A Meriden man was charged with DUI earlier this week after he drove erratically for several miles along I-91, according to police.

State police arrested Dean R. Campbell, 39, of 47 North Second Street, on Jan. 29 and charged him with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Around 2:41 a.m. on Tuesday, state police received a 911 call about an erratic driver heading south on I-91 near exit 18 in Meriden. The caller said the driver had his hazard lights on and was stopping in the travel lanes.

Police were told the vehicle was a Nissan and had Florida license plates.

Police caught up to the vehicle near exit 14 in Wallingford, where shortly after passing the entrance to the exit Campbell drove off the highway and into the media, according to police.

Police say Campbell managed to drive back onto the highway before hitting a wire guardrail. He proceeded to get off the interstate at exit 13 in Wallingford, where he was stopped by police, a report says.

Campbell failed standard sobriety tests and was arrested.

According to court records, in 2006 Campbell plead guilty to sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended. He was fined $3,500.

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