A 19-year-old Darien man was arrested last week and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police.
Ryan MacDonald, 19, also faces charges of reckless operation, failure to wear a seatbelt, and failure to drive right stemming from the incident.
Capt. Fred Komm said MacDonald turned himself in Tuesday after being notified of a warrant out for his arrest. He was released on $250 bond and is set to appear in court July 18.
According to police, around 2:30 a.m. on March 12 near Granaston Lane. MacDonald, traveling northbound in a Chevrolet Suburban, reportedly left the roadway, severed a utility pole, passed through a stone wall, and came to rest against several trees.
After being extracted by the , MacDonald was transported to Stamford Hospital by with non-life-threatening injuries. He was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time.
Komm said that officers detected an odor of alcohol on MacDonald after the accident and that medical records obtained with a warrant showed a blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit.
The SUV's event data recorder also indicated that the vehicle had been traveling 70 mph just before the incident, Komm said, well above the posted speed limit on Brookside Road.