Darien woman charged with driving under the influence

A 44-year-old Sunswyck Road resident was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs on Dec. 2.

On that date, at approximately 1 a.m., while in the area for another routine call, officers observed a white sedan traveling down Old Farm Road at an extremely slow rate of speed.

Officers observed as the vehicle pulled alongside a marked patrol unit parked on the side of the road and stopped. Officers, believing the vehicle may be attempting to make contact with them, began to approach the vehicle. As they got close, the vehicle suddenly drove from the scene. Unsure as to why the vehicle was driving in such a peculiar manner, officers caught up to it as it drove down the road, stopping it in the area of Tokeneke School.

Officers approached and made contact with the driver, identified as Alison McFerran. When asked why she was driving slowly and had stopped next to the police vehicle, McFerran indicated she was trying to wave hello to officers. As officers spoke to McFerran, they detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person. When asked, McFerran admitted to consuming alcohol. She was asked to exit the vehicle and submit to field sobriety testing, which she failed to perform to standard. Based on the above, McFerran was placed under arrest. She was transported to headquarters where she was processed for the above charge. McFerran agreed to submit to breathalyzer testing, but failed to comply with the instructions for providing the sample.

McFerran was released after posting a $250 bond. She is due in Stamford Court on Dec. 12.