NEW MILFORD — Police found a machete in a man’s car after stopping him for drunken driving Friday night, authorities said.

Wesley Smith, 26, of Mount Tom Road, was pulled over about 9 p.m. while driving in the center of town. Police said he failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

He was charged with carrying a weapon in a vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Smith posted $500 bond and is scheduled to appear May 31 in state Superior Court in Bantam.