Trumbull DUIs: Drunk sits on curb during arrest; driver passes out waiting for sobriety test
The Trumbull Police Department reported the following DUI arrests this week:
‘Alcoholic’ admits to DUI, sits on curb during arrest
A New Fairfield man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, following too closely, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating without a license, misuse of a license plate, and failure to maintain proper insurance near the Spring Meadows assisted living facility on Main Street at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
Police said Brian Rogers, 54, totaled his car when he rear-ended another vehicle that was making a turn into the facility.
According to a report, Rogers admitted to being drunk and repeatedly referred to himself as an “alcoholic” during the investigation at the scene.
Officers found a finished half-pint of vodka in the vehicle and noted that Rogers smelled of alcohol.
He had to be helped up off the curb where he was sitting after the accident. Rogers had no reported injuries.
He failed all three field sobriety tests at the scene but refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test at headquarters.
Police said Rogers has had several DUI arrests in New York and told them while being transported that this wasn’t his first.
He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, May 2.
Drunk driver passes out while waiting for sobriety test
A Stamford man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and following too closely at the intersection of White Plains Road and Twitchgrass Road around noon Sunday, April 17.
Police said David Gay, 58, rear-ended another car that was making a turn at the intersection and fell asleep in his vehicle while waiting for a Trumbull officer to administer a field sobriety test.
According to a report, Gay had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He told police that he had had only one drink before getting in his car.
He failed all three field sobriety tests and at police headquarters recorded a .237% blood alcohol concentration — nearly three times the legal limit.
He was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, May 2.