DARIEN, Conn. – A Stamford man was charged with driving while intoxicated after driving his SUV onto another car on Christmas Eve in Darien, according to police reports.
The accident occurred at Brookside Road and Post Road at about 4:25 p.m. Dec. 24, police said. The driver of a station wagon told officers that she was stopped at a red light on Brookside when she felt a car strike her from behind. A passenger in the same car reported seeing the tires of a Ford Explorer on the wagon’s rear passenger window, according to the accident report.
A witness told investigators that the SUV was speeding as it came down Brookside and attempted to pass the station wagon on the right. The SUV went over the curb and into a tree before moving onto the station wagon, police said.
Albertht Sarvia, 21, of Spruce Street in Stamford was behind the wheel of the SUV when officers arrived, police said. He told police that he had drunk vodka after work before driving home, according to the police report. He failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested, police said.
One passenger reported minor injuries but declined a trip to the hospital, police said. Both cars were towed from the scene.
Sarvia was charged with driving while intoxicated, illegally passing on the right and driving without a license. He was released after posting $250 bond, and is due in court on Jan. 3.