Police: Drunk Driving, Interfering Charges for 53-Year-Old New Canaan Man


New Canaan Police Department. Credit: Michael Dinan

Police on Tuesday night arrested a 53-year-old Summer Street man and charged him with driving under the influence.

At about 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 11, an officer on patrol clocked a vehicle traveling northbound on Main Street at 52 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to a police report.

The officer stopped the motorist in his driveway and smelled alcohol on his breath as they spoke, the report said.

The man then failed field sobriety tests and, while being handcuffed, began to resist, it said.

Police also charged him with interfering. Under state law, interfering with an officer is a misdemeanor offense unless it “causes the death or serious physical injury of another person.” No one was injured in this case, police said. The man didn’t want to get arrested and pulled away his arm during handcuffing, officials said.

The man declined to undergo a test to determine his blood-alcohol content level, police said.

Police released the man on $10,000 bond and scheduled him to appear De. 26 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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