DUI Charge for New Canaan Man, 56


Police after midnight Sunday arrested a 56-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with driving under the influence.

At about 1:32 a.m. on May 21, officers responded to the area of Marvin Ridge and Nursery Roads on a report of a single-car crash, police said. 

The vehicle had left the roadway and struck an embankment, according to a police report.

Police identified the New Canaan man, a Weeburn Drive resident, as the driver, and found signs of impairment and smelled alcohol on him during a subsequent interview, the report said.

The man was unable to complete field sobriety tests, it said, and police transported him to headquarters where they brought the misdemeanor DUI charge.

There, the man refused to provide a breath sample to establish his blood-alcohol level, police said.

He additionally was cited with failure to obey a stop sign.

Police released the man on $250 bond and scheduled him to appear June 13 in state Superior Court.

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