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Police: Hoyt Street 18-Year-Old So Intoxicated That the Teen Is Taken to Hospital, Charged With Underage Drinking

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Just after midnight on Saturday, police went to a home on Hoyt Street, where an 18-year-old was so intoxicated that a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance took the teenager to a hospital for treatment, police said. The police announcement didn’t say who made the 12:05 a.m. call, whether anyone else was at the home when they arrived, or even whether the teen was male or female, but apparently the 18-year-old’s parents weren’t there, because police contacted the homeowner. The teenager told police some friends had been invited over to the home and there was alcohol drinking. Police issued the teen an infraction on the charge of possession of alcohol by a person under 21. No court date was mentioned.

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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.

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Police: New Canaan Driver, 16, With Double the Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit for an Adult, in Accident

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A 16-year-old New Canaan driver got into a motor vehicle accident sometime before 11:04 p.m., Friday and was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.166, double the legal limit for an adult driver, Darien police said. The following accounts are from police and include accusations not proven in court:

Police gave no indication that the teenager was injured in any way in the accident, which left the vehicle off the shoulder of the road and against a fence, facing southbound on the northbound-traffic side of the road. Coincidentally, police were called to the scene a little over 10 hours after New Canaan police charged a Darien teenager with driving with too much alcohol in his bloodstream. In that case, the teenager would have been under the legal blood-alcohol limit if he were an adult over the age of 21. In the Darien incident, the teenager’s blood-alcohol level was tested at 0.166, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 for an adult. (In the New Canaan incident, the level was 0.054, which was still above the 0.02 limit for driver’s under age 21.) Each driver was charged with driving while over that same 0.02 BAC limit.