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Darien Man Charged with DUI & Driving 54 MPH on Post Road

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A Darien man was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence and speeding after a police officer saw the man’s car speeding along the Post Road and then smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account (including accusations not proven in court):

At about 12:30 a.m., the driver, 26, of Goodwives River Road, was driving east on the Post Road when the police officer spotted his black 2015 Toyota Corola near the intersection with Lighthouse Way. The car was traveling as fast as 54 mph on the road at a spot where the speed limit is 35 mph. The officer pulled over the vehicle. After smelling alcohol on the driver’s breath, the officer had him take field sobriety tests, which the driver couldn’t successfully complete.

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DUI for Woman, Her 3rd Arrest in 11 Days — a Day Later, She Was Shot

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A 30-year-old woman who had been driving while on drugs the day after Christmas was stopped by Darien police again on Jan. 5 after speeding and swerving between lanes on the Post Road, then charged with driving while under the influence, police said. In between her Darien arrests, she was arrested by Stamford police on shoplifting charges. The next day, after Darien police had released her on a bond, she was shot in the leg in Stamford, Darien police said. The Stamford Advocate reported that, according to Stamford police, a woman was recuperating in a hospital after she was shot Friday, Jan.

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Darien Woman, 25, Charged with DUI in Westport

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A 25-year-old Darien woman was charged with driving under the influence after a police officer saw her traveling fast on Riverside Avenue, pulled her car over and smelled alcohol, Westport police said. Westport police gave this further account (including accusations not proven in court):

At about 2 a.m. on Wednesday, the officer saw a gray Toyota being driven north at a high rate of speed. When the car was stopped and the officer spoke with the driver, the officer saw that her eyes were glassed over and she talked slowly and with slurred speech. She was given field sobriety tests and couldn’t complete them, so she was charged with driving while under the influence. At the police station, a breath test showed her blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit.