Darien Man, 36, Accused of DUI, Driving Offenses in New Canaan

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A 36-year-old Darien man was charged late Wednesday night with driving while under the influence and committing various driving offenses in New Canaan, according to police in that town.

New Canaan police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

At about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, an officer on patrol saw a vehicle traveling south on Main Street as the vehicle cross over the double-yellow line.

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The vehicle also appeared to be traveling to close to a car in front of it as it traveled up Farm Road, the report said.

The officer stopped the vehicle near Village Drive. When speaking with the driver, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath.

After the driver couldn’t successfully complete field sobriety tests, he was charged with driving while under the influence. He also was charged with failure to drive right and following too close, both infractions. At New Canaan Police Headquarters, he refused to take a breathalyzer test.

The man was later released on $250 bond and is scheduled to appear June 13 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.