Stamford man charged with DUI in Darien
Published 7:48 pm, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
DARIEN — A 23-year-old Stamford man was arrested for driving under the influence after he was pulled over for driving erratically, police said.
On June 3 around 2:35 a.m., police saw a white Ford Escape speeding down Tokeneke Road before making a sudden, wide turn onto the on-ramp of Interstate 95 South without signaling. The officer followed the car onto the highway and saw it drifting in and out of the right lane before overtaking another car passing on the right near the Darien rest stop.
Police pulled over the vehicle and approached the driver, Elvis Reyes of Cowan Avenue. The Stamford man had glassy eyes, slurred speech and his car smelled of alcohol. Officers asked Reyes to step out of the car and asked him when he last smoked marijuana. He said, “I smoked an hour ago.” He also said he’d been drinking.
Reyes agreed to a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was subsequently charged with driving under the influence and was also charged with failure to signal properly. Reyes submitted to breath testing, which showed his blood alcohol content to be .141 at 3:22 a.m. and .132 at 3:41 a.m. He posted a $100 cash bond and was given a court date of June 13.