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Stamford man charged with drunken driving with child in car

August 24, 2018

STAMFORD — A city police officer estimated a man who was charged with drunken driving with his daughter in the car was going more than 80 mph.

Capt. Diedrich Hohn said he heard a silver Mustang revving its engine coming east on Jefferson near Harbor View around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Hohn said the man could have been doing 80 mph or more and watched him “fly by” with the top down and a young girl in the passenger seat.

Hohn said he pulled the man over on Elm Street and could smell alcohol on his breath.

The driver, Byron Mateo-Agustin, 34, of Waverly Place, admitted he had two drinks, Hohn said.

Hohn said Mateo-Agustin, who had his 11-year-old daughter in the car, failed field sobriety tests and blew a 1.3 and a 1.2 — above the .08 legal limit — when he was administered a Breathalyzer at the police station.

Mateo-Augustin was charged with a felony operating under the influence with a child in the car, risk of injury to a child because of the speed he was driving and traveling at an unreasonable speed.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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