Darien police charged a 27-year-old man was charged a second time with driving while under the influence of alcohol after a driver on Hoyt Street Sunday called to tell police a pickup truck was being driven in an erratic way.
Police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
The caller told police at about 4:52 p.m. that the pickup truck was driving south on Hoyt Street near Woodway Country Club. The caller said one of the things the truck did was cross over the double yellow line.
A police officer spotted the vehicle just before it turned right onto Camp Avenue and also saw the vehicle cross over the double yellow line, then take a very wide turn to the right onto Camp Avenue.
The officer stopped the car on Camp Avenue. When the officer spoke to the driver, Michael Arnow of Rollingwood Drive, Stamford, the officer could smell alcohol coming from him and noticed Arnow's speech was slurred.
Asked how much he'd been drinking, Arnow said, "a couple." He failed his field sobriety tests.
Police checked state records, which showed Arnow's license to drive had been suspended as of 2012, and he had previously been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.
He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended, failure to return a suspended license plate and failure to drive on the right side of the road. He later was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 1 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Editor's note: At 1:42 p.m. Monday, the time of the incident was added to this article after Patch received it from Darien police.