Police: DUI for Darien Man, 21, in Minor One-Car Accident on Mansfield Ave

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A 21-year-old Darien man was intoxicated when he got into a minor one-car accident on Mansfield Avenue just before 1:20 a.m., Thursday, May 9, police said.

Police described what happened with this account, which also includes accusations not proven in court:

After someone reported the accident to police, officers arrived at the scene and spoke with the driver, who was the only person in the car.

Police determined that the driver didn’t need medical attention, but they also saw he was unsteady on his feet, and they could smell alcohol on him. The driver said he had just come from a local “establishment,” (police didn’t say which one or whether it was a bar or restaurant) where he had been drinking.

The driver agreed to perform field sobriety tests but failed to perform them to an adequate standard, so he was charged with driving while under the influence and failure to stay on the right side of the road.

At Police Headquarters, he took a breath test for alcohol at 2:07 a.m., with a result of 0.211, and again at 2:25 a.m., with a result of 0.207. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.

He was released on a $260 bond and is due to appear May 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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