Man Drove Drunk With 2 Juveniles in Car: Middletown Police

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    Middletown police arrested a Glastonbury man who they say drove while intoxicated with two juveniles in the car on Saturday.

    Police smelled alcohol in the car when they stopped Paul Shea, 48, of Glastonbury, near 100 Middlesex Plaza just after 6 p.m. and they noticed two youths in the car, police said. An anonymous witness had reported the erratic operation of the vehicle, according to police.

    A breathalyzer test revealed that Shea's blood alcohol content was .2362, nearly three times the legal limit of .08. When the test was administered a second time about 20 minutes later, his blood alcohol content was .2286.

    Police did not release the ages of the juveniles in the car and have not confirmed at this time whether they are related to Shea.

    Shea faces charges of two counts of risk of injury to a minor, operating under the influence of alcohol, failure to obey a traffic control signal, traveling unreasonably fast and failure to drive right.

    Police released Shea on a $10,000 bond to the care of his wife.

    Shea was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in July of 2004 and operating under suspension in May of 2008.

    He is scheduled to appear in court in Middletown on Aug. 18.

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