Police: DUI for Man, 43, Reportedly Driving Erratically, Found on Garden City Road

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A tip to police resulted in the arrest of a 43-year-old man who they found parked on Garden City Road sometime around midnight, Saturday to Sunday.

Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:

At 11:52 p.m., police received a tip about an SUV being driven erratically in the area of the Post Road and Garden City Road. Police looked for the vehicle and found it, a gray 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. It matched the description given of the vehicle, including the license plate number

A police officer spoke with the driver, a Norwalk man, and smelled an alcoholic beverage coming from the man. The officer also saw that the man’s eyes were watery.

The driver was given field sobriety tests, which he didn’t perform to an acceptable standard, and he was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence. At Darien Police Headquarters the man refused to take a breath test, a decision which typically results in more stringent driving restrictions from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

The man was also charged with failure to drive on the right side of the road. He was initially held on a cash bond of $250, which he posted. He is scheduled to appear Aug. 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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