Darien Police: Stamford man had cocaine in his car
Updated 2:39 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017
DARIEN — A 32-year-old Stamford man was charged with driving under the influence and narcotics possession after he was pulled over for swerving and an officer found cocaine in his vehicle, police said.
On Aug. 13 around 2 a.m., an officer saw Giovani Medina-Flores, of Mulberry Street, swerve over the double yellow line in his Toyota 4Runner while driving northbound on Hoyt Street. The officer pulled over the Stamford man and smelled alcohol coming from the car. Medina-Flores admitted to having a couple of drinks and his eyes appeared glassy and bloodshot.
Medina-Flores failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest. While officers were conducting a standard inventory of his vehicle prior to it being towed, they found a small baggie of what they suspected to be cocaine. The substance later tested positive for the active ingredients in cocaine.
Medina-Flores was charged with operating under the influence and possession of narcotics. He then submitted to a test of his blood alcohol content. His first test at 2:59 a.m. showed his BAC to be .1117, more than the legal limit of .08. His second test at 3:18 a.m. showed his BAC was .1113.
At 6 a.m., Medina-Flores posted a $369 bond and was released with a court date of Aug. 25.