Man on scooter charged with DUI
Published 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 28, 2017
DARIEN — A 34-year-old Norwalk man was held on a $25,000 bond after he was caught allegedly driving drunk on a Vespa, in what was his second DUI arrest this year.
On June 24 around 2:30 a.m. an officer saw a 2015 black Vespa scooter driven by Julian Santa, of Finley Street, go through two red lights on the Post Road. The scooter also swerved into oncoming traffic.
The officer stopped Santa and smelled alcohol on his breath. He also noticed the Norwalk man’s eyes were red and glassy. Santa failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest. His scooter was towed away.
Officers found there was an outstanding warrant for Santa out of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for violating parole and driving under the influence. Santa admitted he’d been arrested in Florida for a DUI earlier this year.
Florida authorities confirmed they would extradite Santa. He was charged with driving under the influence, failure to obey a control signal, operating without eye protection or a license and being a fugitive from justice. He was held on a $25,000 bond out of Darien and on a $250,000 bond on his Florida charges. He appeared for arraignment in Stamford Court June 26.