Police: Intoxicated Man, 36, Drives at 15 MPH on West Ave.

The driver couldn't open his window and took several minutes to produce his driver's license, insurance card and registration, police said.

A 36-year-old driver was so intoxicated that when a police officer stopped him, he didn't appear able to roll his side window down, then a passenger had to tell him a police officer wanted his license, insurance and registration information, Darien police said.

And it still took Dalvonne Deveaux of Richmond, VA, several minutes to produce the paperwork at the traffic stop on West Avenue. He had been driving there at 15 to 17 mph in a 35-mph zone near Noroton Avenue, police said.

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

At about 12:27 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, a police officer saw the white, 2001 Ford Taurus moseying down the road, heading west. The officer also saw that the car was swerving within the travel lane.

It also stopped on the road several times.

When the officer signaled for the car to pull over, then got out of the police car, the white sedan kept inching forward.

The officer noticed Deveaux's speech was slurred, he was unsteady on his feet and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. He failed the field sobriety tests given to him and later, at the police station, refused to take any tests to measure his blood-alcohol content.

Deveaux never told the officer how much he had to drink. A Bridgeport man who was a passenger in the car told police the pair were traveling to the Elks Lodge in Stamford.

He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving at too slow a speed.

Deveaux, who appeared to have no close relatives in the area, was initially held on $5,000 bond and scheduled for a Dec. 10 appearance in Stamford Superior Court if he did make bond.

He has an arrest record that includes convictions on narcotics convictions, as well as charges of assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer -- and he has a previous conviction driving while under the influence of alcohol.


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