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Police: DUI for Woman, 26, Seen Driving on Post, Birch Roads Late at Night

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A 26-year-old intoxicated driver crossed into the oncoming traffic lane twice on the  the Post Road and Birch Road at 1:24 a.m. on Friday, Darien police said. Police described the incident with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The driver, a Harrison, Maine resident, was seen by an officer on patrol when she was making two turns. Each time, she drove into the oncoming traffic lane. The officer stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Birch Road. The officer saw that the driver had glassy, dilated eyes and the smell of alcohol coming from her.

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Police: Driver, 53, Who Hit Vehicle From Behind, Was Too Intoxicated Stand Without Support

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The driver who caused a two-vehicle accident on Saturday, June 25 was too drunk to stand up without supporting himself against his own car, according to police. Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:

Scott Tracey, then 53, was driving either on the Post Road near Bertucci’s restaurant at 54 Post Road or in the restaurant parking lot (the announcement didn’t specify) and following a vehicle in front of him too closely when his vehicle struck the other one. When the officer who went to the scene asked Tracey for his insurance card, the driver couldn’t find it. Police determined that Tracey’s vehicle registration had been suspended due to lack of insurance. The driver of the other vehicle told the officer that Tracey might be intoxicated “due to his actions after the impact,” according to the announcement, which didn’t provide details about those actions.

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Police Arrest Two in Car After Midnight Monday, Find Gun, Drugs and Money

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After a traffic stop just after midnight Monday morning, May 18 an officer found a variety of illegal drugs on the back seat and in a passenger’s purse, an open container of alcohol and along with a 9mm Ruger handgun underneath the driver’s seat, police said. A wallet with $1984 in cash in it was found in the door pocket of the driver, who was charged with driving under the influence, on top of numerous other charges, police said

Darien police gave this further account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

The officer first saw the man’s car, a Mitsubishi Mirage, turning from the westbound traffic lane on the Post Road onto Rings End Road, and a short time later, the officer saw the same car emerge from Rings End Road and get on the Post Road, this time headed east, the way it came. The officer followed the car. After seeing it cross the double yellow line over into the westbound side of the road, the officer pulled over the car. When the officer spoke with the driver, Kevin Alvarez, 21, of Bridgeport, the officer could smell the strong odor of marijuana and saw two cases of alcoholic beverages on the car’s back seat, along with an open beer bottle in the cup holder of the center console.

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Police: DUI for Darien Teen, 17, After Passenger Receives Minor Injuries in Car Accident

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A 17-year-old Darien teenager got into a one-car accident in which one of his passengers received minor injuries on Nearwater Lane just before 11:52 p.m., Thursday, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The police announcement gave no details at all on the accident, but it may have rendered the vehicle, an orange Subaru, inoperable. A caller told police that it seemed the occupants of the car were trying to leave the scene, but were throwing bottles from the vehicle first. When officers arrived at a spot on the roadway near 150 Nearwater Lane and saw three teenage boys walking north on Nearwater Lane, away from the car, which was on the side of the road and pointing north. Police stopped the three and identified them as occupants of the Subaru.