Two Charged With DUI Over Holiday Weekend In Darien

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Darien Police made two arrests on drunk driving charges over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to police reports. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. – A West Haven man was charged with driving under the influence in Darien last week after handing officers a credit card instead of his identification, police said.

Yuri Saldana, 27, of West Haven was seen driving on Post Road with no headlights at about 2 a.m., Sunday Dec. 1, according to the police report. Darien Police officers stopped Saldana just before he reached the onramp to Interstate 95.

When asked for his driver’s license, Saldana handed over a blue credit card, according to the police report. He also failed a series of field sobriety tests at the scene, police said. He was charged with driving under the influence, and released on a $250 bond.

The arrest was the second for DUI in the week by Darien Police. In the other case, an officer on roving patrols on Post Road on Nov. 28 spotted a car traveling as fast as 60 miles per hour in an area with a speed limit of 35, according to the police report. Sean King, 24, of Norwalk was identified as the driver.

King appeared unsteady on his feet, and failed field sobriety tests at the scene, according to the officer’s report. He took a breath test at Darien Police headquarters, and recorded a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit, police said.

King was charged with driving under the influence and speeding. He was released on a $250 bond, and is due in court on Monday, Dec. 9.

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