In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, February 9, a Fairfield Township patrol officer named Michael Tilton was keeping an eye out around Horseneck Road when he saw a gray 2000 Honda weaving.
He pulled the car over, finding 37-year-old Timothy Deery of Dobbs Ferry, New York, behind the wheel. Tilton reported that Deery showed telltale signs of being intoxicated, including slurred speech, unresponsive pupils, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Deery attempted field sobriety tests at the scene, but failed them. Tilton arrested him and took him to headquarters for processing, where Deery refused to provide a breath sample for analysis.
All told, Deery is facing charges of DWI, failure to maintain lane, refusal, and careless driving. He was released on his own recognizance later, and will face a court date in Fairfield soon.
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