A man with a blood alcohol concentration nearly three times the legal limit attributed his erratic driving not to that, but to using his cell phone.

Eric Maar, 35, of 14 Keeler Close, Ridgefield, was arrested for DUI around midnight on Oct. 1.

According to police, he was swerving as he traveled north up Danbury Road.

When stopped, Maar told police the reason he was swerving was that he had been using his cell phone while driving. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.2394. The legal limit is 0.08. No insurance card could be found in the car.

After inventorying the 2013 Dodge Ram before it was towed, police found a small amount of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe.

Maar was taken into custody and released on a promise to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 13, to answer to the charges of DUI, failure to drive right, driving without the proper insurance card, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and his second offense of using a cell phone while driving.