A 51-year-old woman charged with driving while under the influence was stopped by a police officer after the officer saw her swerving her car out of its lane several times and turning without using a blinker police said.
Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
At 12:33 a.m., Thursday, March 7, the officer, who was on the Post Road near Thorndal Circle, saw a black Mercedes sedan headed east on the Post Road, swerving out of its lane several times before it turned into a parking lot without using a blinker.
When the officer spoke to the driver, a Fairfield resident, she said she was driving home from Stamford. Asked if she knew where she was, she said she believed she was in Fairfield. The officer smelled an alcoholic drink coming from her.
She was given field sobriety tests. As she got out of the car, the officer noticed she was unsteady on her feat. She failed to perform the tests to standard and was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence.
At Police Headquarters, she refused to take a breathalyzer test. She was held on a $250 bond, which she didn’t post, and the next morning was taken to state Superior Court in Stamford.