Stamford man charged with DWI in Darien
DARIEN — A Stamford man was charged with driving under the influence on March 12 just after 3 a.m., according to a police report.
Joel Francis Fernandes, of Riverside Ave., was driving eastbound on the Post Road when an officer saw his gray 2003 Toyota Avalon switch lanes without signaling and then proceed across the double yellow line.
When police pulled Fernandes over, according to the report, his speech was slow and slurred and his eyes were red and glassy. The officer detected the smell of marijuana and alcohol, the latter of which Fernandes admitted to consuming. Fernandes had difficulty when asked for his license and registration and failed multiple sobriety tests.
Fernands, 36, provided a urine sample, which was sent to the toxicology lab, and was released on a promise to appear. He was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, making an improper turn and failure to drive right.