Police: With a Teenage Girl Reportedly Unconscious, a Friend’s Parent Drives Her Home But Barely Cooperates With Cops

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A Darien woman dropped off one of her daughter’s 16-year-old friends — reportedly unconscious after drinking — at the friend’s home sometime past midnight on Sunday, according to police.

The intoxicated girl’s condition caused her parents to call 911, and a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance took the girl to a hospital for evaluation. Police, who also went to the scene, said they later questioned the Darien woman, Amanda Smith, 45, of Gardner Street.

Police said: Smith initially said she didn’t know where she’d picked up the intoxicated girl and her friends, then wouldn’t let police talk to her own daughter, then said she’d picked up the girls on Sunswyck Road, but she refused to go with police to help them locate the house where the teenagers were at. Continue Reading →

Intersection at Birch and Post Roads To Be Closed Much of Tuesday for Sewer Repair

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A “significant breakage” of a sanitary sewer near the intersection of the Post Road and Birch Road will result in closing off of all traffic at the intersection for periods of time during the day and into the early evening on Tuesday, May 14, Darien police announced Monday afternoon.

The intersection is expected to remain closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The announcement describes the project as “emergency sewer repair work” to a “main sanitary sewer line in the area.” Continue Reading →