Darien man charged with drunk driving
Published 11:48 am, Friday, January 20, 2017
DARIEN — Police charged a 26-year-old Darien man with drunk driving after he was caught speeding on the Post Road.
On Jan. 11 around 12:40 a.m., an officer pulled over Syed Abidi near Lighthouse Way for going 54 mph in a 35 mph zone. Abidi was driving a black 2015 Toyota. The officer detected the smell of alcohol on Abidi’s breath. Abidi said he had had a glass of wine and two glasses of whiskey earlier in the evening.
Abidi agreed to a field sobriety test, which he failed.
Abidi, of Goodwives River Road, was charged with driving under the influence and traveling unreasonably fast. He was picked up by a friend after posting $250 bond and given a court date of Jan. 23.