Driver charged in February accident in Darien
Published 1:17 pm, Sunday, March 17, 2013
Timothy Sargent, 22, of 59 Brookside Drive was arrested on Sunday, March 10, on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right.
The charges stem from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday, Feb. 3, at approximately 2 a.m. when a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, operated by Sargent, was traveling westbound on Old Kings Highway South in the area of Glen Gorham Lane, when it crossed over the roadway centerline and struck a bridge abatment, police said. The vehicle came to rest partially submerged on the eastern bank of the Stony Brook River.
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According to the report, Sargent appeared incoherent, had bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet and the odor of alcohol was emanating from him. He also incurred injuries to his neck and facial area and was transported to Stamford Hospital by Post 53 EMS, said police.
A search warrant for medical records revealed that Sargent's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, according to police.
He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, March 21.