A 27-year-old driver was intoxicated at 2:48 a.m., Sunday when he swerved suddenly into different lanes and suddenly slowed from 80 mph to 45 in the northbound-traffic lanes near Exit 13 of Interstate 95, Darien police said.
Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
When a police officer, who saw how Rudis Interiano of Glenbrook Road in Stamford was driving, pulled over the vehicle on the Exit 13 ramp, the officer smelled an alcoholic beverage as he spoke with the driver.
Asked to perform standard field sobriety tests, Interiano didn’t complete them in a satisfactory way and was charged with driving while under the influence and driving without a driver’s license.
At Darien Police Headquarters, his breath was tested. The tests showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.1459 at 3:39 a.m., above the legal limit of 0.08, and 0.1390 at 3:58 a.m. He posted a $70 cash bond and was released. Interiano is scheduled to appear Oct. 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
(While Darien police officers don’t patrol Interstate 95, if an officer using the highway to get from one part of town to the other sees a reason to pull over someone, the officer may do that, police have said.)