A convicted sex offender living in Mansfield has been charged with driving under the influence in Vernon, a police news release indicates.
On Sunday morning, an officer observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on a divided section of Route 83 in Vernon, according to the release.
The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Efrain Morales, 43, of 1428 Stafford Road, Mansfield, police said. Morales failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested, police said.
Morales was charged with DUI and failure to drive right and was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond, police said.
Morales is a registered sex offender, police said. His original offense was kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old boy in 1997, according to the news release.