A 19-year-old resident of Revere Road was intoxicated when he drove a Mini Cooper onto a stone wall at the intersection of Middlesex Road and Ox Ridge Lane, then got into an altercation with bystanders, according to Darien police.
Police gave this account, including accusations not proven in court:
Police, who were called to the intersection at 6:30 p.m., were also told that the driver tried to leave the scene. The driver, Jack Brown, slurred his words and couldn’t stand up without help. Police saw that the pupils of his eyes were constricted and they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the car. He couldn’t adequately perform field sobriety tests.
Brown was charged with driving while under age with an elevated blood-alcohol level, failure to observe a stop sign and creating a public disturbance. (The police announcement provided no details of the “altercation” with bystanders.)
When Brown was taken to Police Headquarters, his blood-alcohol level measured 0.234 at 7:41 p.m. and 0.226 at 8 p.m., which was between two and three times the legal limit for an adult, over the age of 21, when driving.
Brown was released on a written promise to appear July 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford.