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Police: Driver, 22, Hits House at 2:39 AM — and PASSES a Sobriety Test for Intoxicated Driving

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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.

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Darien High School Student, 16, Gets Minor Injury After Hit by Car Outside School

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A 16-year-old Darien High School student was struck by a car and received a minor injury as students were entering the school just before 7:36 a.m., Monday in the “sports loop” driveway in the back of the school building, according to Darien police. Police gave this further information about the incident:

The girl, who fell to the ground when she was struck, was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for further evaluation. The driver, a 55-year-old man, was issued a ticket charging him with failure to use due care to avoid a pedestrian, an infraction. The man was driving around the loop at a very low speed. DHS Principal Ellen Dunn sent an email to parents and guardians at 8:41 a.m. to inform them about the accident.