An arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated resulted when a police officer, driving north on Long Neck Point Road at 1:16 a.m., Sunday, saw a southbound vehicle crossing the double yellow line, police said.
Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:
The officer saw the other vehicle at 1:16 a.m., then turned around and followed it, until it stopped in a driveway on Pear Tree Point Road. That turned out to be at the home of the driver, a 71-year-old man.
After coming close to the driver, the officer could smell a strong oder of of an alcoholic beverage. The driver didn’t adequately perform standard field sobriety tests, so he was charged with driving under the influence. The driver was also charged with failure to stay on the right-hand side of the road.
He was taken to Darien Police Headquarters, where a breath test measured his blood-alcohol concentration level was measured at 0.1089 at 2:21 a.m. and 0.1018 at 2:40 a.m. The legal limit for an adult driver is 0.08.
The man was released on a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 25 in state Superior Court in Stamford.