A 66-year-old city man, twice-convicted for driving under the influence, was stopped last week for speeding on Route 9 and arrested for DUI by state police.
On Oct. 14 at 9:01 a.m., Jeffrey C. Abrams, 66, of Newfield Street was driving on Route 9 North in Chester, according to State Police Troop F in Westbrook, and seen speeding near Exit 5, the report says.
Abrams moved from the right lane into the left without signaling and was stopped at Exit 6. He failed a sobriety test, the report says, and was charged with failure to signal, speeding over 70 miles per hour, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and avoiding/tampering with an ignition interlock device.
According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website, Abrams was sentenced to a year in jail on March 9, 2004, after an Oct. 13, 2002, DUI incident. On July 31, 2009, he was sentenced to three years in jail, suspended after a year, with two years probation, after a second DUI in March.