A man who police say drove at twice the speed limit has been charged with DUI and possession of narcotics in Darien.
Darien Police say they observed a black Volkswagen Passat being driven at a high speed eastbound on Post Road in the area of Center Street on Saturday, Oct. 5 around 1:15 a.m.
The vehicle’s speed measured 52 mph in a 25 mph zone, police say.
The officer allegedly followed the vehicle and observed the driver almost strike a curb before over-correcting and crossing the double-yellow lines of Mansfield Avenue.
A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, identified as James Tovar, 32, of Darien, allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol earlier that evening.
Tovar was asked to participate in a series of field sobriety tests, which police say he did not pass.
While officers were inventorying Tovar’s vehicle prior to towing, they allegedly discovered a plastic bag containing marijuana on the front passenger’s seat.
Tovar was arrested and transported to headquarters, where police say a breathalyzer test gave a BAC reading of .1997.
Tovar was charged with the following:
- Operating under the influence
- Failure to drive right
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Possession of narcotics
Tovar was released on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
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