A 24-year-old man was charged with driving while under the influence Saturday after a police officer saw his car go over the double yellow line on the Post Road near Noroton Avenue, police said.
Darien police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
At 2:32 a.m., the officer saw the vehicle being driven west. (Police didn’t say whether the vehicle was a car, SUV or truck). After seeing the vehicle cross the yellow lines, the officer stopped it. The driver had slurred speech, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. He had been drinking that night, he said.
He didn’t adequately pass a field sobriety test, so he was charged with driving while under the influence. He was also charged with failing to drive completely on the right side of the road and driving an unregistered vehicle.
A breath tests at Darien Police Headquarters showed his blood-alcohol content was more than double the legal 0.08 limit — a test at 3:35 a.m. showed it at 0.1873, another at 3:45 a.m. showed 0.1829.
The man, who lives on Shippan Avenue in Stamford, was released on a $250 bond and told to appear Jan. 21 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
The previous most recent DUI arrest in Darien: Police: DUI for Woman, 35, After Her Vehicle Hits a Guardrail on West Ave at 6:20 PM, New Year’s Eve (Jan. 4)