At approximately 11:40 hrs the Darien Police Patrol Division received a radio broadcast regarding a green Nissan pick-up truck which was driving erratically. Two Darien police officers were on special duty traffic assignments on Leroy Ave. near West Ave. when they observed the vehicle traveling south toward them. Both officers were wearing “Hi-Viz” yellow uniform shirts identifying them as “Police” officers as they were directing traffic around a construction area. The first officer gave a signal for the southbound traveling pick-up to stop, however the vehicle continued. The officer was forced to move out of the way and the vehicle then drove over several traffic cones that had been in part of a traffic pattern. The second officer also gave the signal for the vehicle to stop and he too was forced to jump out of the way as the vehicle narrowly missed striking him.
The description of the vehicle was then broadcast to other officers and was located a short time later in a parking lot in the nearby downtown area. The operator was identified as Przemyslaw Nagorski, age 26, of Avery St. in Stamford. Nagorski was exhibiting signs of intoxication and was asked to submit to a series of sobriety tests which he subsequently failed.
Nagorski was placed under arrest and his vehicle was towed. During his booking process, it was determined that Nagorski’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was nearly four (4) times the legal limit. Nagorski was then charged with DWI, Reckless Operation, and Disobeying The Signal of an Officer. He is currently being held on $500.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 18, 2014. Neither officer was injured in the incident.