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Driver Clocked At 90 MPH Charged With Drunken Driving In Darien

Darien Police arrested a driver speeding and swerving down I-95, police said.
Darien Police arrested a driver speeding and swerving down I-95, police said. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- A Darien man was arrested on drunken driving charges after he was spotted him driving 90 mph on I-95 while swerving between lanes, according to police.

Police said that at around 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, an officer saw a 2016 Mazda CX traveling east on Tokeneke Road and make a turn at a high rate of speed onto the I-95 on-ramp without signaling, police said. The vehicle turned so quickly that it shifted over the white fog line for a period before correcting back into the lane, according to police.

While on I-95, the car was seen swerving between lanes and traveling in excess of 90 mph, police said. It then exited I-95 at the exit 10 southbound off-ramp, where it was stopped.

The driver, identified as 35-year-old Fatos Buqani, gave off the odor of alcohol and had glassy and bloodshot eyes, police said. He struggled to find his license when the officer asked for it, even though it was in plain sight right in front of him, according to police.

Buqani failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. At police headquarters, his breath test indicated BAC levels of .2253 and .2179, well over the legal limit of .08, according to police. He was charged with driving under the influence and failure to signal, and was released on a $60 bond.

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