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Police: DUI For Woman, 58, Who Left Scene After Motor Vehicle Accident

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A woman driving with a blood-alcohol content close to three times the legal limit was involved in an accident with another vehicle in Darien the afternoon after Christmas, then drove off before she was found in Norwalk, Darien police said. Darien Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Sometime before 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Dephine Swierc was driving through the intersection of Brookside Road and the Post Road in Darien when the accident took place. Darien police provided no details about the accident other than to say someone in the other vehicle gave police the license plate number of the vehicle that left the scene. The license plate number was reported to other police agencies in the area, and a Norwalk officer spotted it.

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Police: DUI for Woman, 44, Driving Extremely Slow on Old Farm Road

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When a driver traveling extremely slowly on Old Farm Road pulled alongside a police patrol car and stop, police thought the driver seemed to want to make contact with them to tell them something, and they approached the vehicle, police said. So when the driver suddenly drove off, police didn’t know what to make of her actions, according to police, who described what happened next with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The officers followed and stopped the car several hundred feet away, still on Old Farm Road and near the Tokeneke School entrance. It was about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Police spoke with the driver.

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Police: DUI for Man, 54, After Reports of Him Driving Erratically on Mansfield Ave

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After getting two reports of a car being driven erratically as it headed south on Mansfield Avenue at about 6:30 p.m., Saturday, police stopped the driver and soon charged him with driving under the influence. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Both callers described the car as a black Ford sedan. Officers first saw it on Mansfield near the Country Club of Darien and followed it for a mile before pulling over the driver at the intersection of Mansfield Avenue and Oak Crest. The driver, a 54-year-old Easton man, had slurred speech and smelled of an alcoholic beverage. A police officer saw a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey on the floor between the driver’s feet.

Police: DUI for 19-Year-Old Driver, Narcotics, Pot Possession, Other Charges for Passenger

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When police stopped a gray Honda Accord on West Avenue at about 12:30 Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, they determined the driver was intoxicated with alcohol, and his passenger, also intoxicated, had marijuana and traces of cocaine in his backpack, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

As the 19-year-old driver traveled east on West Avenue, the police officer saw the car cross the center dividing lines on the road several times. The officer stopped the vehicle at 12:31 near the intersection of West Avenue and Edgerton Street. When speaking to the driver, the officer smelled an alcoholic beverage.


Police: DUI for Man, 38, Found Putting Trash in a Downtown Business Dumpster

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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.

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Police: Intoxicated Darien Driver, 18, Damages Wall, Drives Off on Flat Tires

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A Darien teenager, driving with a blood-alcohol amount well over the legal limit, hit a wall on the property of a Raymond Street resident early Sunday morning, then drove away in the heavily damaged vehicle, which had several flat tires, police said. Darien police described the incident and arrest with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Kent Hurtado, 18, of 72 Raymond St., Darien hit the wall on property not far from the other end of Raymond Street, near its intersection with Old Kings Highway North sometime before 12:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25. As police went to the scene, they were told the vehicle, with heavy front-end damage and several flat tires, was leaving the scene. Police stopped the driver on Raymond Street.

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Police: Man With 4X Legal Alcohol Limit in Him Found Passed Out, Behind Wheel, Engine Running

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When Darien police answered a call from Sedgwick Avenue about a car parked at the end of a resident’s driveway for 20 minutes, its engine running, they found a man slumped behind the wheel, unconscious, with four times the legal limit for blood-alcohol content, police said. Police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

At 8:24 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, police were called to the driveway of a home on Sedgewick Avenue, not far from Tilley Pond Park. A vehicle had been parked at the end of the driveway for 20 minutes, a resident said. Police found the vehicle was still running when they arrived.

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Police: DUI for Woman, 31, Stopped Just After She Got on Interstate 95

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A 31-year-old woman behind the wheel of a white 2013 Jeep Cherokee on Tokeneke Road was stopped by a police officer shortly after 1:46 a.m. on Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, Darien police said. Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

At 1:46 a.m., the officer saw the Jeep didn’t have its rear license plate lit, as required by law. The officer followed the vehicle onto Interstate 95 South, where the Jeep was traveling at 75 mph. The Jeep was pulled over. Police did not report seeing any indications that her driving was affected by intoxication.

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Police: Woman, 28, Drove Under the Influence, Swerved on Hoyt Street

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After watching a woman who didn’t stop for a stop sign, then swerved while driving an SUV north on Hoyt Street, crossing over the double yellow line, a Darien police officer stopped the driver and found she was behind the wheel while under the influence, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

At 1:29 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15, a police officer saw a gray 2010 Toyota Rav4 fail to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Middlesex Road and Hoyt Street, so the officer followed the vehicle as it headed north on Hoyt. As the officer watched, the SUV twice crossed the center line and swerved on the roadway. The officer stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Hoyt Street and Camp Avenue.

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Police: DUI Charge for Darien Man, 52, Asleep Behind Wheel of Parked Vehicle, Engine Revved

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A 52-year-old Darien man was found intoxicated, with more than double the legal amount of alcohol in his blood, asleep behind the wheel of a parked vehicle, its engine revved and steam coming from under the hood, just past midnight on Saturday, Sept. 22, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The man, who lives in the neighborhood, was in a vehicle parked near the intersection of West Avenue and Charles Street. Four police officers, dispatched after a call at 12:12 a.m., found the man asleep behind the wheel, his foot on the accelerator, the engine revving, steam coming up from under the hood and radiator coolant leaking onto the ground. They woke the man and asked him to step out of the vehicle.

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After Numerous Arrests While Out on Bail, Some Unannounced by Darien Police, Darien Woman Back in Jail

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Adoabi Kurylov, 37, of Darien was charged with breach of peace in New Canaan on Wednesday after she confronted a driver while she was riding her bicycle, according to police in that town. In addition to other arrests previously reported, since the beginning of summer she has been arrested in Darien on 44 charges related to illegally obtaining prescriptions on 11 occasions. Westport police filed two similar charges. Darien police also charged her with driving while under the influence. None of these recent Darien charges have been announced by police.

[UPDATED] Police: Intoxicated Man With Beer, Drugs Crashes Car at DHS Campus Just After School Thursday

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A man later found with cans of beer and narcotics crashed his vehicle and was found unconscious by police after his vehicle jumped the curb off the Darien High School loop roadway on Thursday, less than 20 minutes after school was let out, police said. [This article has been updated twice (as noted below).]

Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Police were called to the scene at 2:37 p.m., just 17 minutes after students were let out of school for the day. Nordin Farez, 39, was in a car with a 31-year-old Stamford man (who was not charged), and both were unconscious when Officer Bryan Wallman, the Police Department’s school resource officer, was the first from the department to arrive at the scene. Wallman is based at the school. Farez’s car had jumped the curb while on the school’s loop driveway and had come to rest, still running and with the shift in “Drive,” on the south side of the loop, against a guardrail.

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Police: Brooklyn Dodger Turns Self In After 18 Years of Avoiding Court

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A Brooklyn, NY man, now 43, had been dodging his required appearances in state Superior Court in Stamford for more than 18 years since his arrest on a driving-while-intoxicated charge in Darien, police said. But that dodging ended on Monday, Aug. 13, when the man turned himself in to Darien police, posted the $2,000 bond and was told to appear Aug. 23 in court. Sergey Pisarevsky of West 5th St.

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Police: Stamford Man Rearrested After Skipping Court on a 1997 DUI Arrest in Darien

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More than 21 years after he was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence, then didn’t go to court, Martin Ramirez, 47, of Stamford has been rearrested, police said. Darien police said they were informed by police in Greenwich on Tuesday, July 31 that Ramirez was in their custody and that there was an active bench warrant charging him with second-degree failure to appear in court on the March 20, 1997 Darien DUI charge. Darien police then went to Greenwich and took custody of Ramirez, arresting and holding him when he couldn’t post the $500 bond. Ramirez, who lives on Rose Park Avenue in Stamford, was taken to state Superior Court in Stamford the next morning. The court files in his case have been sealed, and he is scheduled to be in court again on Sept.

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Man, 50, Charged With Failure to Appear in Court for 24 Years After DUI Arrest at Age 26

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On July 12, 1994, a man now living in North Carolina, then aged 26, was driving while intoxicated in Darien and got arrested for it, police allege. He didn’t show up for court at some point, police say, and his rearrest was ordered on Sept. 7, 1994, according to state court records. On Tuesday, June 12, Stamford police informed police in Darien that the man was in custody, and they asked whether Darien police would arrest him. Darien police did. The man is now 50, almost double the age he was then.