Trumbull man charged with DUI in Darien
Published 3:51 pm, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
DARIEN — Police charged a 24-year-old man from Trumbull with drunk driving after he drove the wrong way around a traffic median.
On Jan. 15 around 1:50 a.m., an officer pulled over Devon Lee Dedering after he drove the wrong way around the island at the traffic light of Old Farm and Tokeneke roads. Dedering, of Main Street in Trumbull, was driving a gray 2005 Honda CRV registered in Wisconsin. He also had a Wisconsin license.
Dedering told the officer he’d been drinking at a local bar and was lost on his way home to Trumbull. While speaking, the officer detected the smell of alcohol on Dedering’s breath. The 24-year-old was asked to perform a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was charged with driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.
Dedering submitted to a breath test when brought back to police headquarters. At 2:22 a.m., his blood alcohol content was .14. At 2:42 a.m., his BAC was .15. He was released to a friend on a $100 bond ahead of a Jan. 25 court date and his license was suspended in Connecticut for 24 hours. His car was towed from the road.