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Police: Man, 43, Encouraged Two Underage Caddies to Drink Alcohol, Held Drinking Games on Golf Course

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A 43-year-old Darien man golfing at Wee Burn Country Club not only provided alcohol to two caddies, both under 21, but encouraged them to drink more by holding drinking games, police said. The man’s encouragement was “somewhat forceful” in the words of the Darien police announcement, which relied on the accounts of one or both of the caddies. Later that day, June 25, one of the caddies was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 27, Charged with DUI, Thought She Was in Stamford

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When a Darien police officer spoke with a woman, 27, later arrested on charges of driving while under the influence on Tokeneke Road, the woman was asked if she knew where she was parked, police said. According to the police report, she responded that yes, she knew where she was: “I’m in Stamford.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 48, Charged with DUI After Driving Intoxicated on Pot, Alcohol or Both

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A 48-year-old woman who couldn’t pass a field sobriety test was charged with driving while under the influence, although she couldn’t or wouldn’t submit to a urine test and police did not request a breath test, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 61, After His Vehicle Hit Parked Car

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A 61-year-old man was intoxicated at about 5:15 p.m., Sunday, when he backed his car into another vehicle, damaging it, and then drove away, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Woman, 23, Charged with DUI in 2:47 AM Incident

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A Darien police officer driving on Interstate 95 spotted a car driving as slow as 45 mph and then as fast as 75, changing lanes without signaling and swerving within the lane, so the car was pulled over, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DUI Arrest for Woman, 59, After Two-Car Crash on Middlesex Road

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Darien police this weekend arrested a 59-year-old woman on a warrant after an August car accident that sent both drivers to the hospital. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Midnight DUI for Woman, 55, on Tokeneke Road

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Just as a 55-year-old woman got off the Exit 12 ramp on Tokeneke Road, a police officer saw her car swerve in its lane and cross the double yellow line, an observation that led to an arrest for driving while under the influence, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Darien Woman with Close to Triple Blood-Alcohol Limit

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A 62-year-old Darien woman charged with driving while under the influence had almost triple the legal blood-alcohol content in her when she took a breath test, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Crashing the Car Was Only the Beginning of This Man’s Troubles

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According to police, a 33-year-old Stratford man at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 13:

— was driving erratically on Mansfield Avenue,
— while he was intoxicated, and
— crashed a car belonging to his brother,
— left the accident scene (where the car started burning and was destroyed), and then
— went into a nearby house through an open garage, then was told to leave by the homeowner. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI Charge for Man, 59, Speeding at 53 MPH on Post Rd

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Shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, a police officer watching traffic on the Post Road clocked a car at 53 mph, driven by an intoxicated man who failed to stop for a red light before he turned onto a side street, police said.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Sobriety Tests and Walking Did Not Put Unsteady Arrestee in Danger

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Darien police were able to keep a man safe just before they arrested him Nov. 24 on a DUI charge, despite the man repeatedly losing his balance while he was in their care, a spokesman for the Police Department said.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Say DUI Arrestee Nearly Fell Twice, Then They Had Him Perform Standing Sobriety Test

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An 8:51 a.m. call to Darien police about a disabled car creating a traffic hazard on a roadway led to a charge of driving while under the influence for a 52-year-old town resident. According to police: When they arrived at the scene, after the driver twice lost his balance (and was twice assisted by police officers to keep him from falling down), he was still asked to perform a field sobriety test. The second time he lost his balance he began walking toward oncoming traffic. In the third part of these tests, the driver is told to stand on one leg. At that point, he lost his balance for the third time, and a police officer rushed in to keep him from falling. (more…) Continue Reading →

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