Norwalk man allegedly drove drunk in Darien
Updated 6:24 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017
DARIEN — Police charged a 38-year-old Norwalk man with drunk driving after he was allegedly swerving on the Post Road.
On March 1 around 1 a.m., a patrol officer saw a green car cross over the double yellow line three times in a quarter mile. The officer pulled over the driver, Juan Raymond Olivarez, near Gorham Lane.
The officer smelled alcohol coming from the Chrysler and noticed Olivarez’s eyes were red and glassy. Olivarez told the officer he’d been drinking beer earlier in the day. When asked to see identification, he presented the officer with a Mexican passport and said he did not have a Connecticut driver’s license.
Olivarez failed a field sobriety test and was subsequently placed under arrest for driving under the influence and driving without a license. He declined the opportunity to contact an attorney and failed three attempts at a breath test.
During booking, police found Oliverez was wanted by Norwalk police for failing to appear on breach of peace charges from 2009. Police also processed him on those charges. He was held in lieu of two $500 bonds, one for each incident. He will appear in Stamford Superior Court on March 13.