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Ex-Husband Charged in Text Threats to Darien Woman

George Rivera, 54, was arrested Wednesday on charges of harassing his ex-wife, a Darien resident. The woman first told police Oct. 1 that she was receiving multiple text messages from Rivera, which were threatening in nature.

Darien police contacted Rivera, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and warned him not to send any more texts. They also contacted the police in his hometown and had them talk to Rivera. On Oct. 3, his ex-wife told police she was continuing to receive texts from Rivera, despite the warnings. Darien police issued a warrant for his arrest. Last Wednesday, he traveled from Florida and turned himself in. He posted $2,500 bond and went to court March 10.

Also from the police blotter:

• Mario Meja, 31, was arrested by Darien police last Sunday after they received multiple complaints about his driving. A female driver approached an officer, saying that she had seen Meja driving erratically in his 1995 Honda Accord on Post Road. Another officer received a similar complaint about the same car.

Police saw Meja drive the car onto Interstate 95 south at Exit 10, where they watched him swerving in and out of the right travel lane, almost hitting a tractor-trailer. He then swerved to the right and hit a guardrail, police said. He was stopped, failed a field sobriety test and arrested, police said. He also did not have a license in his possession. He was charged with driving under the influence, failure to drive in a proper lane and operating a vehicle without a license. He was held on $2,500 bond and went to court Monday.

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