Darien man charged with DUI after speeding on I-95
Published 3:11 pm, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
DARIEN — A 35-year-old Darien man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly sped recklessly down Interstate 95.
On June 21 around 12:45 a.m., an officer saw a white 2016 Mazda CX speed down Tokeneke Road and onto I-95 South without signaling. On the highway, the Mazda swerved between lanes going up to 90 miles per hour before getting off at exit 10 where the officer stopped the vehicle.
When the officer pulled the car over, he noticed the driver, Fatos Buqani of Allen O’Neill Drive, smelled of alcohol and had trouble maintaining eye contact. His eyes were also glassy and bloodshot. The officer asked Buqani for his license and the Darien man struggled to find it, despite the fact it was in plain sight.
Buqani failed a subsequent field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. He was also charged for failing to signal. At headquarters, Buqani agreed to a breath test, which showed his blood alcohol content at .23 at 1:43 a.m. and .22 at 2:02 a.m., almost three times the legal limit of .08.
Buqani was released after posting a $60 cash bond. He was given a court date of July 3.