Stamford man charged with DUI at Darien train station
Published 1:32 pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DARIEN — A 33-year-old Stamford man was charged after officers found him allegedly driving drunk after he punched another man at the train station.
On June 12 around 3:55 p.m., the victim in question went to the Metro North train station by Middlesex Road to return a driver’s license belonging to a woman he’d seen the night before. While doing so, he was confronted by the woman’s ex-boyfriend, Michael Craft of Bedford Street, who hit the victim in the head. In doing so, he knocked off the victim’s glasses. Craft took the glasses, leaving in a black Audi with a Massachusetts license plate.
Ten minutes later, an officer working a traffic detail on Middlesex Road saw Craft’s car and detained him. When questioning Craft, the Stamford man gave a different version of the confrontation and said he was defending himself from the victim. He did admit to hitting the victim and taking the victim’s glasses.
While speaking Craft, the officer smelled alcohol coming from his breath and noted he was unsteady on his feet. Craft told the officer he was “drinking at lunch” but did not say how much he had. Craft was asked to perform a field sobriety test, which he failed.
Craft was charged with breach of peace, sixth-degree larceny and driving under the influence. He submitted to two breathalyzer test, which showed his blood alcohol content to be .1182 and .1083. Craft was released at 8 p.m. after posting a $180 cash bond. He was given a court date of June 22.