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Stratford Man Tagged with DUI in Easton

The arrest occurred Friday night.

Raul Ortiz, 55, of Stratford was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane following a motor vehicle stop on Route 59 on Dec. 14 at 11:24 p.m.

According to police, the department received a report of an erratic driver. Upon locating the driver, officers stopped him. They smelled alcohol on Ortiz's breath, and he subsequently failed field sobriety tests. 

Ortiz was released on $40 bond and given a Jan. 7 court date. 

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