A car’s bumper ended up between headstones and the driver ended up in a hospital after a one-car crash at St. John’s Cemetery on Oct. 7, police said. The driver, 23, was later released from the hospital, arrested on a DUI charge and will end up in court. Darien police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
Ulloa Diaz of Sylvan Knoll Road in the Cove section of Stamford was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic, driving on Hoyt Street around midnight on Tuesday to Wednesday, Oct.
A 55-year-old driver got into a traffic accident at about 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, on Hoyt Street, sending another driver to the hospital, police said. Police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
Richard Chapman of Stamford was driving south on Hoyt Street near Edmond Street when his vehicle struck the back of another one. Noroton Heights Fire Department and Darien EMS-Post 53 went to the scene, and the other driver was taken to a hospital. Chapman, of Broad Street in Stamford, told police both that he didn’t know what happened and didn’t know where he lived, but that he was headed home.
A 26-year-old intoxicated driver crossed into the oncoming traffic lane twice on the the Post Road and Birch Road at 1:24 a.m. on Friday, Darien police said. Police described the incident with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
The driver, a Harrison, Maine resident, was seen by an officer on patrol when she was making two turns. Each time, she drove into the oncoming traffic lane. The officer stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Birch Road. The officer saw that the driver had glassy, dilated eyes and the smell of alcohol coming from her.
The driver who caused a two-vehicle accident on Saturday, June 25 was too drunk to stand up without supporting himself against his own car, according to police. Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:
Scott Tracey, then 53, was driving either on the Post Road near Bertucci’s restaurant at 54 Post Road or in the restaurant parking lot (the announcement didn’t specify) and following a vehicle in front of him too closely when his vehicle struck the other one. When the officer who went to the scene asked Tracey for his insurance card, the driver couldn’t find it. Police determined that Tracey’s vehicle registration had been suspended due to lack of insurance. The driver of the other vehicle told the officer that Tracey might be intoxicated “due to his actions after the impact,” according to the announcement, which didn’t provide details about those actions.
A 19-year-old resident of Revere Road was intoxicated when he drove a Mini Cooper onto a stone wall at the intersection of Middlesex Road and Ox Ridge Lane, then got into an altercation with bystanders, according to Darien police. Police gave this account, including accusations not proven in court:
Police, who were called to the intersection at 6:30 p.m., were also told that the driver tried to leave the scene. The driver, Jack Brown, slurred his words and couldn’t stand up without help. Police saw that the pupils of his eyes were constricted and they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the car. He couldn’t adequately perform field sobriety tests.
After a traffic stop just after midnight Monday morning, May 18 an officer found a variety of illegal drugs on the back seat and in a passenger’s purse, an open container of alcohol and along with a 9mm Ruger handgun underneath the driver’s seat, police said. A wallet with $1984 in cash in it was found in the door pocket of the driver, who was charged with driving under the influence, on top of numerous other charges, police said
Darien police gave this further account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:
The officer first saw the man’s car, a Mitsubishi Mirage, turning from the westbound traffic lane on the Post Road onto Rings End Road, and a short time later, the officer saw the same car emerge from Rings End Road and get on the Post Road, this time headed east, the way it came. The officer followed the car. After seeing it cross the double yellow line over into the westbound side of the road, the officer pulled over the car. When the officer spoke with the driver, Kevin Alvarez, 21, of Bridgeport, the officer could smell the strong odor of marijuana and saw two cases of alcoholic beverages on the car’s back seat, along with an open beer bottle in the cup holder of the center console.
A 33-year-old woman was intoxicated when her car ran off the Post Road and crashed near Exit 11, Darien police said. Police did not describe the extent of her injuries, if any, in the Jan. 27 accident, but a Darien EMS-Post 53 ambulance went to the scene, where she was treated, and she was taken to Norwalk Hospital, police said. Police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
At 1:35 a.m., a police was officer helping a driver in a minor car accident on the Post Road near its intersection with Old Kings Highway North. The officer saw a small car headed east (toward Norwalk) on the Post Road and at a high speed when it passed him at an unsafe distance.
After a police officer on patrol saw a 39-year-old Darien woman in an argument with a passenger in the Jeep she was driving, the officer pulled over the vehicle — then noticed indications the woman had been drinking, police said. When she didn’t successfully complete standard field sobriety tests, she was charged with driving while under the influence, police said. Darien police gave this further account of what happened (with additional information from a police spokesman added, as noted, to the original police announcement), including accusations not proven in court:
At 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, the officer saw the Jeep stopped at a red light at the end of the Exit 11 southbound-traffic ramp (across the Post Road from Leroy Avenue). When officer pulled his patrol car alongside the Jeep, he saw that the driver and a passenger in an apparent argument and decided to pull over the vehicle to make sure a domestic violence incident hadn’t occurred, a police spokesman said.
According to New Canaan police, a 19-year-old Darien man drove in New Canaan just after midnight Friday with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit for a driver his age. His level wasn’t particularly high for an adult — except under the state’s “zero tolerance law” that disallows driving for those under 21 with a BAC of 0.02 or above. For drivers age 21 and older, a blood-alcohol content of less than 0.08 is acceptable. — This article previously was published by NewCanaanite.com. New Canaan police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court: