The owner of a house on Middlesex Road was woken up at 2:39 a.m. by a crash, and looked outside to see a vehicle against her home as the driver tried to start the car up again, police said. The driver couldn’t start it, then left the scene, but police found him and gave him a sobriety test — which he passed, police said. Darien police gave out this further information about the Saturday, June 8 incident, including accusations not proven in court:
When police arrived at the house in the area near the intersection of Middlesex Road and Ox Ridge Lane, they saw the vehicle, which had apparently driven through bushes on the property before striking the house. But they didn’t see the driver, either in the car or anywhere nearby. Almost two hours later, at 4:28 a.m., a homeowner about 1,500 feet south, just past the intersection of Saddle Ridge Road and Middlesex Road, called police to say that someone was knocking on his front door, asking for help.