When a police officer saw a man toss some garbage into the dumpster behind a business near the corner of the Post Road and Corbin Drive early Sunday morning, then start driving away, the officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the man, police said.
That led to the man’s arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said.
Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
At about 1:11 a.m., the officer stopped the driver. When speaking with the man, a 38-year-old Stamford resident, the officer smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. The man said he had been drinking earlier, but he gave varying accounts of how much he had.
The driver failed to perform standard field sobriety tests adequately and was charged with driving while under the influence.
At Darien Police Headquarters, the man refused to take a breath test for blood-alcohol content. He was later released on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear Dec. 4 in state Superior Court in Stamford.