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Cops: Man, 24, Drove Intoxicated at 70 MPH on Post Road

Editor's note: The second-to-last paragraph of this article was updated with information on King's alleged blood-alcohol level.

When he was pulled over just before 2 a.m. Thursday and asked how fast he was driving on the Post Road, police said, Sean King, 24, replied that he thought he was doing 50.

He was traveling at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to a police officer who reported following King at a steady distance for a short time.

King also was intoxicated at the time and had a passenger in the 2003 Mini Cooper he was driving, police said.

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

Shortly before 2 a.m., the officer was parked near 128 Post Rd. (not far from Mini of Fairfield County, the local Mini Cooper dealership) and looking for intoxicated drivers.

The officer saw the Mini Cooper speeding west and started following it, noting speeds of 60 and up to 70 mph as the patrol car kept a steady distance for 1/8 of a mile.

The Mini Cooper was stopped near the intersection of the Post Road and Old Kings Highway North.

King, of 7 Nolan St., Norwalk, told the officer that he and his friend had been drinking at the Black Bear Saloon in Norwalk.

King failed field sobriety tests and a test performed later at Darien Police Department headquarters showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 (anything over 0.08 is illegal for a driver in Connecticut).

He was charged with speeding and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He later was freed on $250 bond and is scheduled to appear Dec. 9 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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