Police: Drunk-Driving Charge for Man Clocked at 50 MPH in 30 MPH Zone

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New Canaan Police Department. Credit: Michael Dinan

Police before dawn Thursday arrested a 35-year-old Greenwich man and charged him with driving under the influence.

At about 1:27 a.m. on July 11, an officer on patrol clocked a vehicle traveling northbound on Old Stamford Road at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to a police report.

The driver didn’t stop right away, but steered his car onto South Avenue and then turned down Oak Street without signaling, the report said.

There, the officer stopped him and detected signs of impairment, it said. The driver failed field sobriety tests and a subsequent test established his blood-alcohol level at .14, nearly twice the legal limit.

Police additionally charged the man with speeding, disobeying the signal of an officer and improper turn.

He was released on $250 bond and scheduled to appear July 25 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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