Darien Police charge Norwalk man with DUI
Published 4:45 pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Roberto Zavaleta, 33, of 56 Fair St. in Norwalk was charged with driving under the influence and operating without a license on Sept. 3, according to a release.
At about 1:20 a.m., an officer on patrol said he observed a white Ford Explorer stopped at a stop sign on Old Kings Highway North.
The officer said that Zavaleta had fallen asleep at the wheel and was holding a partially full Corona bottle with his right hand and the steering wheel with his left. The vehicle was in drive with the engine running and there was a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle, according to police.
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The officer was able to wake Zavaleta after numerous attempts and he subsequently failed his field sobriety tests, police said, adding that Zavaleta did not possess a driver's license. He posted a $250 bond and has a schedule court appearance for Sept. 13.