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.