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Darien Man Faces DUI After Colliding With Norwalk Police Vehicle

Norwalk Police charged a Darien man with DWI after he is alleged to have struck a police cruiser near the Norwalk Police headquarters late Thursday.
Norwalk Police charged a Darien man with DWI after he is alleged to have struck a police cruiser near the Norwalk Police headquarters late Thursday. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. — A Darien man who collided with a Norwalk Police cruiser about 100 yards from the Norwalk Police headquarters late Thursday has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to move over near an emergency vehicle.

The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Thursday while the cruiser had its lights and sirens activated at the scene of a collision near the intersection of 24 Monroe St. and State Street, Norwalk Police said.

Officers detected an odor of alcohol on Robert Martinik, 65, of 9 Woods End Road, police said. Martinik declined to take a breathalyzer test after he was taken to police headquarters, police said.

The accident report was not available so there was no information on the amount of damage to the vehicles or which direction the vehicles were traveling at the time.

Bond was set at $50,000 for Martinik.

In 2012 Martinik was given a six-month suspended prison term for DUI, according to the state court website.

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