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Police: DUI for Woman, 36, With More Than 4X Legal Alcohol Limit

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Darien police said a 36-year-old woman was charged with driving while under the influence after a driver on the Merritt Parkway followed her off an exit into Darien and then called police. (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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DUI Charge for Darien Man, 48, After Fence, Street Sign Hit

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After a resident’s fence and a town street sign were hit by a vehicle Saturday, patrol officers followed a trail of oil to a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee and arrested a 48-year-old man for driving while under the influence of alcohol, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI Charge for 56-Year-Old Man as He Gets on I-95

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While the 56-year-old driver of a 2010 Porsche Cayenne was still on the on-ramp from Ledge Road to Interstate 95, he was going 65 mph and had more than double the legal alcohol limit in his blood, according to police. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Accident with Injury, DUI for Driver with 3X Alcohol Limit

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A three-vehicle accident that resulted in an injury for one Darien man was caused by an intoxicated driver who had more than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his blood, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cops: DUI Charge After 54-MPH Chase on Old Kings Highway South

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A police officer had to speed as high as 54 mph on Old Kings Highway South at about 1:43 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 to catch up to a Darien driver who had sped off after the officer stopped his car on the road, police said. When the officer caught up with the 46-year-old man in the driveway of his home, the man was charged with driving while under the influence, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cops: He Was Asleep at the Wheel on the Post Rd, Car Running, in Gear, Foot on the Brake

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Police say they had to tap on the car window at 1 a.m. Friday to awaken a driver who’s car was stopped — but running, and in gear — on the Post Road near Ledge Road. The man was charged with driving while under the influence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cops: Police Supervisor Injured After DUI Driver Hits Patrol Car

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Darien police Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, a patrol shift supervisor driving a police cruiser late at night this weekend, received minor injuries when he was hit by a man who was driving while intoxicated, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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