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Police: Mother Supplied Booze at Birthday Party for Underage Son

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A Darien mother was arrested after she held a birthday party that included cases of beer and other alcoholic beverages for her son, who was under 21 years old, and his underage friends, police said. The woman, who had taken the car keys from attendees and told them they would have to get rides back home, said their parents knew about alcohol being served, according to police. When police questioned parents, they all denied they knew about the alcohol. Darien police described what happened in this announcement, including accusations not proven in court (quotes below are from the announcement):

At 10:37 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, police received a tip that there was under-age drinking at 237 Noroton Ave.

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Police: DUI for Woman, 44, Driving Extremely Slow on Old Farm Road

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When a driver traveling extremely slowly on Old Farm Road pulled alongside a police patrol car and stop, police thought the driver seemed to want to make contact with them to tell them something, and they approached the vehicle, police said. So when the driver suddenly drove off, police didn’t know what to make of her actions, according to police, who described what happened next with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The officers followed and stopped the car several hundred feet away, still on Old Farm Road and near the Tokeneke School entrance. It was about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Police spoke with the driver.


Police: DUI for Man, 38, Found Putting Trash in a Downtown Business Dumpster

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When a police officer saw a man toss some garbage into the dumpster behind a business near the corner of the Post Road and Corbin Drive early Sunday morning, then start driving away, the officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the man, police said. That led to the man’s arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

At about 1:11 a.m., the officer stopped the driver. When speaking with the man, a 38-year-old Stamford resident, the officer smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. The man said he had been drinking earlier, but he gave varying accounts of how much he had. The driver failed to perform standard field sobriety tests adequately and was charged with driving while under the influence.

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Police: Intoxicated Darien Driver, 18, Damages Wall, Drives Off on Flat Tires

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A Darien teenager, driving with a blood-alcohol amount well over the legal limit, hit a wall on the property of a Raymond Street resident early Sunday morning, then drove away in the heavily damaged vehicle, which had several flat tires, police said. Darien police described the incident and arrest with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Kent Hurtado, 18, of 72 Raymond St., Darien hit the wall on property not far from the other end of Raymond Street, near its intersection with Old Kings Highway North sometime before 12:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25. As police went to the scene, they were told the vehicle, with heavy front-end damage and several flat tires, was leaving the scene. Police stopped the driver on Raymond Street.

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College Students Returning Home for the Holidays: Beware of ‘Drinksgiving’

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Thanksgiving is a holiday about family and friends — reconnecting over food and drink. For college students coming home for the holiday break, a new tradition has emerged, and it can have tragic consequences. Known as “Blackout Wednesday,” and even “Drinksgiving,” the evening before Thanksgiving sees college students packing local bars to catch up with hometown friends, binge drinking as the night wears on. — an announcement from Mountainside Treatment Center

The restaurant management platform Upserve found that beer sales soared by 270 percent and liquor sales jumped 114 percent on Blackout Wednesday in a 2016 survey of 3,000 restaurants across the country. As the name “Blackout Wednesday” suggests, during this celebration one drink can quickly become four or five over the course of two hours – an alcohol consumption rate that meets the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s criteria for binge drinking.


Police: Loud Teen Party Results in Host Arrested for Providing Alcohol

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A noise complaint at 2:30 a.m., Sunday brought police to a Country Club Road home resulted in Darien police arresting an 18-year-old man charged with providing alcohol to people under age 21. Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:

Police responding to the complaint about noise went a home at 45 Country Club Road, where they saw through the front door a group of young people in the kitchen area. Officers spoke with a resident, Nicolson Neave, 18, who told them he had some friends over. He said his parents weren’t home and didn’t know about the gathering. Police smelled an alcoholic drink on his breath as he spoke.


Police: On One Night, Two Fights, Charges Against Three Men, One Juvenile

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When Darien police were called to the public pier at Noroton Bay on a report of a young man screaming obscenities and throwing things around just after midnight on Sunday, it led to multiple charges against multiple family members related to at least two fights before arrests were made, according to police. The police account is complicated. Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court (as noted below, it’s possible that two people, named “Victim 1” and “Victim 2” by police may be people referred to elsewhere in this account; there’s a further explanation of that in italics below):

At 12:18 a.m., police were called to the pier near the intersection of Nearwater Lane and Baywater Drive and heard a man screaming obscenities, as had been reported. They found a man, later identified as Charles Daley, 18, sitting on a cooler behind the concession stand at the pier. They could see he was upset.

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Police: Girl, 16, in a Vehicle with Four Other Teenage Girls, Charged with Alcohol Possession

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Four teenage girls in a car parked on or near Allwood Road were detained Thursday night by Darien police, who said they found at least one of them had been drinking and throwing bottles from the vehicle. Police gave this additional information on what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

When a town resident told police at 9:24 p.m. that youths were throwing bottles from a vehicle, officers responding to the report found the girls. The car belonged to a girl, 16, who had a backpack with her that held alcoholic drinks. Another girl in the car was driving. All four passengers in the car are New Canaan residents.

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Police: Darien Couple Charged After 60 Teens Attend Drinking Party on Wrenfield Lane

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Serge and Anna Doroshin were each charged by police after officers arrived at a party for teenagers at a Wrenfield Lane home with alcohol and about 60 participants, police said. Darien police described what happened with this account (including accusations not proven in court):

At 9:36 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, police received a report of a large party with teenagers and possibly alcohol on Wrenfield Lane. When officers arrived at the house, teenagers started running away outside during sub-freezing temperatures. Police later looked around the area to see if they could find any.