An arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated resulted when a police officer, driving north on Long Neck Point Road at 1:16 a.m., Sunday, saw a southbound vehicle crossing the double yellow line, police said. Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:
The officer saw the other vehicle at 1:16 a.m., then turned around and followed it, until it stopped in a driveway on Pear Tree Point Road. That turned out to be at the home of the driver, a 71-year-old man. After coming close to the driver, the officer could smell a strong oder of of an alcoholic beverage. The driver didn’t adequately perform standard field sobriety tests, so he was charged with driving under the influence.