Norwalk man arrested on warrant for drunk driving charges

A Norwalk man was arrested on May 17 on an active warrant for charges related to a 2012 drunk driving incident. A Darien police officer stopped the man’s car just before 9:30 p.m. due to a missing tail light. The driver initially told the officer he had no identification with him, and gave the name of Marvin Xar-Gomez. When officers checked the DMV system with this name it showed suspended driving privileges.

The officers drafted a court summons for the driver and said he could not be released until he was positively identified. At this point he allegedly admitted to giving a false name and identified himself as Edwin Esquivel, 33. Esquivel’s brother brought a passport to the scene to further confirm his identity. However, a check of Esquivel’s driving record still showed suspended privileges due to prior criminal charges against him.

An active bench warrant had been issued from Norwalk stemming from charges issued in 2012. Esquivel had been charged with DUI, evading responsibility in an accident and driving without a license. He was subsequently arrested based on the prior charges and suspended driving privileges. Esquivel was also charged with interfering with an investigation for giving the officers a fake name and failure to illuminate his rear lights.

He was released on a bond of $5000 as per the bench warrant, and $500 for the charges for the more recent incident in Darien. He was given a court date of May 29 in Stamford for the Darien charges, and May 30 in Norwalk for the warrant.