An intoxicated driver traveling west on the Post Road swerved into the eastbound traffic lane a little after 8:42 p.m., Friday, according to Darien police who were following him.
Police gave this further account of the matter, including accusations not proven in court:
At 8:42, police were called and told a silver BMW was swerving toward oncoming traffic on Hecker Avenue and had also almost hit a guardrail. After briefly following the car on the Post Road, police also saw it swerving into the oncoming traffic lane and stopped it.
The driver, Miguel Lopez, 34, of Stamford, told police he was drinking earlier. An officer noticed that Lopez seemed confused when asked simple questions about the vehicle’s documents.
He took a field sobriety test but didn’t perform it adequately, so police arrested him on charges of driving while under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane and failure to drive on the right side of the road.
Lopez, who lives on Leslie Street on the West Side of Stamford, refused to take a breath test at Police Headquarters (right on Hecker Avenue) and was later released on a $500 bond. He is due to appear Dec. 31 in state Superior Court in Stamford.