Man drinks beer while driving through DUI stop, police say

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By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY/CTNow

VERNON, Conn. (CTNow) — A motorist who was drinking a beer while driving was arrested at a DUI checkpoint over the weekend, police said.

David Caruso, 51, of Main Street in Coventry was charged Saturday with drinking while driving, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. His license was under suspension because of a drunken driving charge, police said.

He was not charged with driving under the influence over the weekend, however, Sgt. Gary Jonas said.

The checkpoint was on East Main St. in the Rockville section of town, Jonas said.

Caruso posted $2,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Rockville on July 31