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Cops: Darien Man DUI, Wrong Way on 1-Way Street

Police say this Darien man was intoxicated and driving the wrong way down a one-way portion of Center Street.

Then again, if you're intoxicated, whichever way you drive is the wrong way.
Then again, if you're intoxicated, whichever way you drive is the wrong way.
Police say that when a 27-year-old Darien man was asked why he was driving the wrong way down a one-way street, he said he couldn't give a reason.

But as he was talking, according to police, an officer saw he was giddy, had large pupils in his eyes, smelled of alcohol -- and had half of a 12-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon on the back seat.

Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:

At 12:50 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, a police officer on patrol saw a 2002 Audi A6 driving the wrong way on a portion of Center Street, downtown, that is one-way.

By the time the officer stopped the car, driven by William Barclay of 8 Prospect St., the car had turned onto Tokeneke Road. Barclay was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, and he was taken into custody. He refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Barclay was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and later released on $250 bond. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 6 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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