A police officer seeing a car swerving across the double yellow lines on Ledge Road late Saturday night resulted in the arrest of the the 27-year-old driver, police said.
Darien police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
At 11:37 p.m., an officer on patrol saw a white car leave the Exit 11 southbound traffic exit ramp and cross the Post Road onto Ledge Road. The car had been stopped at the traffic light, and as it went across the intersection, the officer saw it swerving.
As the officer followed the car onto Ledge Road, the driver swerved more, and a motor vehicle stop was conducted.
The driver, a resident of Stamford, said he had been drinking. He failed to complete a field sobriety test to the accepted standard and was arrested. At Police Headquarters, a breath test measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.1453 at 12:58 a.m. and 0.1409 at 1:17 a.m. The legal limit is 0.0800.
The man was released on a $150 bond and is scheduled to appear April 26 in state Superior Court in Stamford.