New Canaan police are bringing drunk driving and other charges against a 47-year-old Riverside man who drove on a flat tire on Route 123 last November and crashed into a concrete bridge.
David Fernandez on Jan. 31 turned himself in on charges for driving under the influence and infraction summonses for failure drive right, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to obey a stop sign, police said.
The driving incident originally occurred at 2:17 a.m. on Nov. 4. Fernandez was the driver and lone occupant of a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling southbound on Route 123 whose front passenger-side tire blew out, leaving a weaving trail on the road that crossed into the oncoming traffic lane, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc of the New Canaan Police Department.
Fernandez sustained injuries to his face and was transported to a hospital, Ogrinc said. Police smelled alcohol on Fernandez at the scene and, based on toxicology tests, subsequently secured the arrest warrant served to the accused.
He was released on $500 bond and scheduled to appear Feb. 13 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.