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Police: Aroused by Strangers After Passing Out Behind Wheel of Her Running Car, Woman Drives Into Light Pole

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A 33-year-old woman with a child in her car was found behind the wheel, passed out at the intersection of Tokeneke Road and Old Farm Road, police said. When she was aroused by witnesses, she immediately drove the SUV she was driving into a light pole, toppling it, police said. Police did not report that the woman, the child in the car or anyone else was injured in the incident, which happened just before police were called at 2:24 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DUI for Man, 18, After SUV Hits a Tree on Bailey Ave

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When a 18-year-old driver on Bailey Avenue tried to make a U-turn in his 2008 Saturn Vue, he hit a tree, and his air bag deployed, Darien police said. And from the police account, it looks like his trouble was only beginning. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 27, Charged with DUI, Thought She Was in Stamford

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When a Darien police officer spoke with a woman, 27, later arrested on charges of driving while under the influence on Tokeneke Road, the woman was asked if she knew where she was parked, police said. According to the police report, she responded that yes, she knew where she was: “I’m in Stamford.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 48, Charged with DUI After Driving Intoxicated on Pot, Alcohol or Both

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A 48-year-old woman who couldn’t pass a field sobriety test was charged with driving while under the influence, although she couldn’t or wouldn’t submit to a urine test and police did not request a breath test, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 61, After His Vehicle Hit Parked Car

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A 61-year-old man was intoxicated at about 5:15 p.m., Sunday, when he backed his car into another vehicle, damaging it, and then drove away, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Woman, 23, Charged with DUI in 2:47 AM Incident

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A Darien police officer driving on Interstate 95 spotted a car driving as slow as 45 mph and then as fast as 75, changing lanes without signaling and swerving within the lane, so the car was pulled over, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DUI Arrest for Woman, 59, After Two-Car Crash on Middlesex Road

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Darien police this weekend arrested a 59-year-old woman on a warrant after an August car accident that sent both drivers to the hospital. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Midnight DUI for Woman, 55, on Tokeneke Road

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Just as a 55-year-old woman got off the Exit 12 ramp on Tokeneke Road, a police officer saw her car swerve in its lane and cross the double yellow line, an observation that led to an arrest for driving while under the influence, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Woman with Close to Triple Blood-Alcohol Limit

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A 62-year-old Darien woman charged with driving while under the influence had almost triple the legal blood-alcohol content in her when she took a breath test, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Man, 20, Arrested on DUI Charge, then Domestic Violence Charge the Next Day

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A 20-year-old McCrae Road man was charged with driving while under the influence after a 7 p.m. traffic accident on Aug. 5, then arrested on domestic violence charges at about 9:30 p.m. the next evening, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 33, Charged with DUI After Minor Downtown Traffic Accident

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A 33-year-old woman driving east on the Post Road hit another car, causing a minor accident, but a police officer who showed up noticed the woman smelled of alcohol and had difficulty standing, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI Arrest for 18-Year-Old Driving Freshly Damaged Mercedes

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Glassy-eyed, smelling of alcohol and driving through downtown past midnight with a damaged tail light, an 18-year-old was charged last Tuesday with driving while under the influence, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 53, Who Hit, Damaged Front of Fire Truck

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A 53-year-old woman driving downtown at midnight, July 4 to 5, had more than double the legal limit of alcohol when she hit the front end of a fire engine parked in front of Darien Fire Department, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 52, After Car Crosses Traffic Lines

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A 52-year-old woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a police officer saw her drive the wrong way on the one-way part of Center Street downtown, then drive over both the fog line and the double yellow line on Mansfield Avenue, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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