Wilton Men Slapped With DUIs On New Year’s Eve

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Wilton police charged two residents with drunken driving on New Year's Eve. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. — A 62-year-old Wilton man was charged with drunken driving on New Year’s Eve after his blood-alcohol level tested nearly three times over the legal limit, police say.

David Palombo, of Ridgefield Road, was pulled over last Tuesday night after police received a complaint about an erratic driver. It was reported that a vehicle driving north on Belden Hill Road, Drum Hill Road and Ridgefield Road was traveling over the double yellow center line and fog line, the arrest report says.

When the vehicle was stopped, the driver— later identified as Palombo— was determined to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police say. A breath test measured Palombo’s blood-alcohol content at 0.21, which is nearly three times over the legal limit of 0.08, police say.

During the stop, police say Palombo refused to give the officer his driver’s license or provide biographical information. He was released on a promise to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on Jan. 13.

Wilton's Michael Tyler was also charged with drunken driving on New Year's Eve after police say he almost drove into a parked car.

Tyler, 57, was driving north on Route 7 near Blue Ridge Road when an officer spotted his vehicle weaving in and out of its traffic lane, the arrest report says.

Upon coming to a curve in the road, Tyler's vehicle veered to the right and almost struck a parked car before it cut back to the left and crossed the double yellow center line, police say.

In speaking with the officer, Tyler's words were slurred, and he smelled of alcohol, police say. He failed field sobriety tests and a breath test measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.17, police say.

Tyler was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 15.

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