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Norwalk Driver Without Headlights Faces DUI, Drug Charges In Darien

Darien police arrested a Norwalk man after they said he was founding driving under the influence of alcohol without headlights on.
Darien police arrested a Norwalk man after they said he was founding driving under the influence of alcohol without headlights on. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

DARIEN, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was arrested in Darien last week on drunken driving and drug charges after police said he was driving around town without his headlights on.

Vincent Ouyoung, 37, was charged with DUI, reckless driving, failure to drive right, failure to display lights, disobeying the signal of an officer and possession of narcotics. He was released on a promise to appear in court April 20.

An officer was stationed at Post Road and Sedgewick Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, April 9, when he saw a red sedan traveling east on Post Road at a high rate of speed with no headlights or taillights, police said.

The officer went after the car, and saw it swerving onto the wrong side of the road, at one point passing over a median island, according to police reports. The car continued to drive, and the officer activated its lights and siren, and eventually the car stopped outside the bowling alley on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, police said.

The officer approached the driver, who was slurring his words and emitting a strong odor of alcohol, according to police reports. He said he was trying to get home, and was unsteady on his feet as he performed field sobriety tests, according to police. He failed the tests and was arrested, police said.

Breath tests conducted at police headquarters showed blood alcohol levels of .2114 and .2228, according to police.

At police headquarters, officers found a small baggie in his jacket containing 0.8 grams of cocaine, according to police reports. Ouyoung said that the jacket and drugs were not his, but police said it had been removed from him at the scene. Ouyoung then began complaining of a medical issue and was taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation.

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