A Hampstead man is charged with multiple criminal and traffic violations after being stopped by police for driving the wrong way on a one-way street early Sunday morning.
Daniel Lewis Biszant, 29, of no fixed address in Hampstead, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while intoxicated along with other traffic-related violations, according to electronic court files. He was also charged with consumption of an alcoholic beverage on public property, obstructing and hindering and giving a false statement to a peace officer.
Westminster City Police stopped a vehicle at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday after the driver went the wrong way down a posted one-way street before turning onto West Main Street, according to charging documents.
The driver, later identified as Biszant, allegedly told the officer that his name was Andrew Paul Biszant and was unable to provide a driver's license or registration card, according to the documents.
The police officer then allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol on Biszant's breath, observed that he had bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech and saw an open beer can in the vehicle's console, according to the documents.
Biszant allegedly performed poorly on two field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest, according to the documents.
While being booked at the Carroll County Detention Center, it was discovered that Biszant had a parolee card in the name Daniel Lewis Biszant. He was positively identified at that time as Daniel Lewis Biszant, according to the documents.