Darien man charged with DUI after flipping his Jeep
DARIEN — A 43-year-old Darien man was charged with drunk driving after he rolled over his car after hitting a mailbox, police said.
Matthew Troy, of Great Hill Road, was at the intersection of Raymond Street and Littlebrook Road around 11 p.m. July 19 when he allegedly lost control of his car, hit a mailbox and flipped his 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Officers responding to the scene found the Jeep lying on its roof in the road with Troy standing next to it. He had minor bruising on his arms and wrists that was treated at the scene.
Troy told police he was coming from the train station when a dog ran across the road, causing the accident. An officer noticed Troy was having difficulty standing straight and asked if the Darien man was alright. Troy said he was “fine” and just shaken up from the accident. When asked, he also said he had two drinks in New York City before taking the train home. During his interactions with officers, Troy appeared confused, calling a male officer “ma’am” and a female officer “sir.”
The officers asked Troy to perform a field sobriety test, which he submitted to and failed. He was charged with driving under the influence and failure to grant right of way. After being handcuffed, Troy said, “You got me,” while being led to the patrol car.
Back at police headquarters, Troy declined a breathalyzer test. He was released on a $160 cash bond around 1 a.m. and given a court date of July 31.