Police officers responding to a report of an erratic driver said they found the man apparently asleep, behind the wheel of a car resting partly on a lawn, with the gear shift still set in “Drive.” The officers said they also found some heroin in one of his pockets.
Darien police gave this additional account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
Police were called at 9:13 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. They found the car and its driver near the intersection of Glenvale Road and Christie Hill Road. An officer reached in the vehicle and set the gear shift to park and woke up the man — David Sabrowski, 61, of Allen O’Neill Drive.
The officer saw Sabrowski’s pupils were constricted and his speech was slurred. Sabrowski couldn’t perform a sobriety test to the proper standard and was charged with driving while under the influence.
At Darien Police Headquarters, a blood-alcohol test was administered, which showed 0.000 alcohol content. The white substance in folded papers in Sabrowski’s pocket also were tested, too, and the result was positive for heroin.
Sabrowski was released after paying 10 percent of a $250 bond. He is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Friday.