A 29-year-old man was driving while under the influence of alcohol when he failed to obey a flashing red light, then a stop sign, police said.
Darien police gave this account of the incident and arrest:
At about 12:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, Carlos Barbaran of Stamford was driving south on Hollow Tree Ridge Road.
A police officer saw Barbaran's car, a 2002 Nissan Altima, fail to stop for the flashing red light at the Avalon apartments complex and the Noroton Heights Metro-North station.
Driving further south, Barbaran failed to stop for the stop sign at Hollow Tree Ridge Road and Linden Avenue.
When a police oficer pulled over Barbaran and spoke with him, the officer could smell alcohol on him. Barbaran then failed field sobriety tests and was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol, failure to obey a traffic control signal and failure to obey a stop sign.
Barbaran, of 69 Albin Rd., Stamford, later posted a $250 bond pending a Dec. 28 appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford.