Bridgeport man busted for operating under the influence in Darien
A Bridgeport man was arrested after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of a Sedgwick Avenue home the evening of Nov. 1.
Officers were dispatched to the report of a suspicious motor vehicle at the Sedgwick Avenue home at 8:24 p.m., according to police, after the homeowner called to report that a vehicle was parked at the end of his driveway for some 20 minutes.
Upon arrival, police said officers located the vehicle, which was running. The officers found the driver slumped over in the driver’s seat with a sweater over his head. Police said officers were finally able to wake up the driver, identified as 37-year-old Efficace Desert, who appeared confused about where he was.
Police said Desert told officers he was driving home to Bridgeport from a friend’s house in Stamford, and pulled over to sleep. When asked, Desert admitted to drinking earlier in the day, stopping at 5 p.m.
Desert failed a field sobriety test, said police, and he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Desert was released on a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Nov. 12.