DUI Charge for New Canaan Man, 51


Police late Sunday charged a 51-year-old New Canaan man with driving under the influence after he crashed a motor vehicle downtown.

At about 9:10 p.m. on Aug. 29, officers were dispatched to the area of 151 Elm St. (New Canaan Chicken) on a report of a single-car crash, according to a police report. The vehicle was reported to have traveled over the curb and up onto the sidewalk on the north side of Elm Street, striking a tree, police said.

Responding officers spoke with the driver, who appeared to be impaired, the report said. He failed field sobriety tests and police transported him to headquarters for processing on the misdemeanor DUI charge, it said.

There, he provided a sample that showed his blood-alcohol level to be .287, about 3.5 times the legal limit, the report said.

He additionally was cited for failure to drive right.

Police released the man on $250 bond and scheduled him to appear Sept. 10 in state Superior Court.

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