Police: DUI for Man, 33, After He Drives Car Into Rocks by the Side of the Road

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A 33-year-old driver with passengers in his car drove through an intersection and into a pile of rocks just at about 9:13 p.m., Sunday, while he was intoxicated, police said. There were two passengers in the car with him; nobody was harmed.

Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

After the OnStar vehicle security service notified police that the air-bag in the car had been deployed near the intersection of Camp Avenue and Hollow Tree Ridge Road, officers were dispatched to the scene.

There they saw a white Ford Focus with significant front-end damage. It appeared that the car had been driven east on Camp Avenue, failed to stop for the stop sign, and went into the pile of rocks.

Police asked the driver what had just happened, they couldn’t understand him because of his slurred speech, and he found it difficult to explain how the accident had taken place. Asked if he’d been drinking, he denied it.

He didn’t successfully perform a roadside standard field sobriety test, so he was charged with driving while under the influence and failure to stop for a stop sign. He was taken into custody and brought to Darien Police Headquarters.

When he was given two blood-alcohol breath tests, the first one showed his level at 0.2022 at 9:45 p.m., and the second at 0.2034 at 10:05 p.m. The legal limit is 0.08. The man, a resident of Stamford, was released on a $50 bond and is scheduled to appear Nov. 1 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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