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February 14, 2013

Police Log: Feb. 14, 2013 — Felony arrest

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Westport man was arrested Jan. 30 for allegedly driving drunk with his two daughters in the car.

Gordon P. Costin, 52, was stopped just before 5:30 p.m. for speeding on State Route 9N near its intersection with U.S. Route 9 in the Town of Elizabethtown, according to Lewis-based State Police.

His 4-year-old and 9-year-old daughters were in the vehicle with him, police said.

Costin failed sobriety tests and was charged with first-offense aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle, a felony; first-offense driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and a first-offense of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, a misdemeanor.

Costin was arraigned in Westport Town Court and sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond, police said.

He was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Kim Smith Dedam and Contributing Writers Chris Fasolino and Kaitlyn Affuso

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