Westport Police Arrest 60-Year-Old Driver for DUI and Hit-and-Run
A 60-year-old driver from Trumbull has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident on Post Road East in Westport. Kevin Metcalf was found nearby, reportedly “passed out” behind the wheel of his vehicle, according to the Westport Police Department.
The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on February 2 near the intersection of Post Road East and Compo Road North. Police were notified of a motor vehicle accident where one car had struck the rear of another. However, the driver responsible for the crash had fled the scene. Fortunately, the occupants of the vehicle that was hit did not sustain serious injuries.
To avoid blocking traffic during the investigation, the driver of the struck vehicle was instructed to pull into a nearby parking lot. It was there that police made a startling discovery – the suspected vehicle involved in the crash and its driver, Kevin Metcalf, passed out behind the wheel.
Officers proceeded to conduct a field sobriety test, which Metcalf allegedly failed. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, evading responsibility, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Metcalf was brought to the Westport Police Department headquarters, where he was formally charged. However, he was released after posting a $500 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for February 20 at the state Superior Court in Stamford.
This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of driving under the influence and the importance of responsible behavior on the road. The Westport Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of its community and will continue to take swift action against those who put others at risk.
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious or dangerous driving behaviors to the authorities immediately. By working together, we can help keep our roads safe for everyone.