Darien Driving While Under the Influence 2019

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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. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 32, After Car Crashes Into Stone Wall Near Sharp Curve on Hollow Tree Ridge Road

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A 32-year-old driver who received a minor injury when his car struck a stone wall on the side of Hollow Tree Ridge Road in August has been charged with driving while under the influence, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Man, 32, Speeding Downtown After 1 AM

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An officer on patrol saw a car speeding at 52 mph on the Post Road near Center Street, downtown at about 1:14 a.m., Saturday and later charged the 32-year-old man behind the wheel with driving while under the influence, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 26, Who Went Through Red Light at 2:39 AM, Then Swerved in His Lane

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What caught the eye of a Darien police officer when a 26-year-old driver got off the northbound lanes of I-95 at Exit 11, then crossed the road and entered the highway on-ramp at 2:39 a.m., Saturday, was that the man went through a red light, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 27, Swerving Suddenly on Interstate 95

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A 27-year-old driver was intoxicated at 2:48 a.m., Sunday when he swerved suddenly into different lanes and suddenly slowed from 80 mph to 45  in the northbound-traffic lanes near Exit 13 of Interstate 95, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI For Man, 45, Found With Heroin, After a Report of His Car Striking a Curb on the Post Road

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A 45-year-old man was driving erratically on the Post Road and was striking the curb, police were told, and when they stopped him, he had heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 43, Encouraged Two Underage Caddies to Drink Alcohol, Held Drinking Games on Golf Course

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A 43-year-old Darien man golfing at Wee Burn Country Club not only provided alcohol to two caddies, both under 21, but encouraged them to drink more by holding drinking games, police said. The man’s encouragement was “somewhat forceful” in the words of the Darien police announcement, which relied on the accounts of one or both of the caddies. Later that day, June 25, one of the caddies was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Teen with 0.0 Blood-Alcohol Content, But Who Admitted Vaping THC

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Police said they found an odor of alcohol coming from the car that an 18-year-old Darien man was driving, and he admitted drinking beer. But the teen also admitted that he’d been vaping with a vape pen found in the car and which contained THC, police said. That’s what seems to have led to the driver’s arrest on a charge of driving while under the influence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Teenager, 19, Who Sideswipes Car, Crashes, ‘Soils’ Police Station

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An intoxicated teenager, driving at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday on Christie Hill Road, sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, then crashed into a stone wall but seemed barely injured, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 45, After He Hits Two Cars, Leaves Scene, Gets Followed by Witness

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A 45-year-old man driving late in the afternoon on Old Kings Highway South was intoxicated when his motor vehicle left the roadway and struck two vehicles parked in a driveway, then left the scene, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 45, Crossing Into Oncoming Traffic Lanes on Post Road

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When the 45-year-old driver of a car on Hecker Avenue turned west onto the Post Road at about 12:30 a.m., Sunday, he drove into the eastbound traffic lanes several times, police said. The officer in the police car driving right behind him pulled over the driver and later arrested him on a charge of driving while under the influence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 51, Who Didn’t Realize What Town She Was Driving In

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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. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Driver, Angry and Drunk, Harassing Another Motorist

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If you’ve got almost three times the legal limit for alcohol in your bloodstream, getting behind the wheel is a bad idea. Getting behind the wheel in that condition and then getting so angry at another driver that you follow her is a worse idea. Darien police say that’s what a 30-year-old man did early Sunday evening. Right up to the Darien Police Headquarters on Hecker Avenue, where the victim drove, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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