Man charged with drunk driving after hitting vehicle and stone wall in Fairfield County, police say


An allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested in Fairfield County after losing control as he made a turn trying to avoid a hit and run and crashed into a stone wall, leaving his end-of-life vehicle, police said.

Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to an area of ​​Compo Road North around 9 p.m. on Friday, June 18, where there was a report of a vehicle hitting a solid wall in the area.

Police say the driver has been identified as a resident of the area, Dakota Saddler.

Police said that by speaking with witnesses, it was determined that Saddler struck a vehicle as he turned right onto Cross Highway from North Avenue and attempted to evade the scene.

It is alleged that Saddler continued to drive westbound on Cross Highway and his car broke down after hitting the stone wall.

Officers said that while investigating the crash, Saddler smelled of alcohol on his breath, had glassy, ​​watery eyes, slurred speech and rocked back and forth when he was trying to get up.

Saddler then failed several standardized field sobriety tests, and he was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, evading responsibility and failing to drive in the right path.

After his arrest, Saddler posted a $ 1,000 bond and was due to be brought to trial in Stamford Superior Court on Friday July 2.

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