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Darien man charged with DWI

Published 12:56 pm, Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Matthew Byrne, 24, of 290 Hollow Tree Ridge Road was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to illuminate headlights on Friday, Oct. 19, according to police.

While traveling southbound on Hollow Tree Ridge Road in the area of Middlesex School, police said, an officer observed a 2009 Chevy Cobalt heading north with only the parking lights illuminated.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Byrne and a strong odor of alcoholic beverage was emanating from him and his eyes were red and glassy, according to police.

Police said Byrne failed sobriety tests. He posted a $50 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Oct. 30.