FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A Fairfield man drove away after hitting another car Monday evening, telling the other driver that he didn't want to face another drunken-driving arrest, police said.
When officers arrived at Kings Highway East and Brentwood Avenue, they found the driver of the car that had been hit, police said. That driver said that after a car hit hers, the other driver got out and told her that he had had several drinks and didn't want to get another DUI, police said. Then he got back into his car and left, the driver told police.
Before officers could go look for the car and driver, Yad Azad Kareem, 25, returned to the scene, police said. Officers reported smelling alcohol and asked him to perform the standard field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said.
A 17-year-old with Kareem began to yell and become physical with several of the officers, police said. The teen was arrested there on charges of interfering with a police officer, police said.
Officers asked Kareem where the car was, and he replied he had hidden it and wouldn't tell them where, police said. Eventually, officers found it a short distance away with his directions, police said.
Kareem was asked to take a breath test at headquarters, which revealed he was over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said. While at the station, Kareem yelled and was uncooperative with the officers processing him, police said.
Police charged Kareem with driving under the influence, evading responsibility and following too closely. He was released on $1,000 bond and given a court date of Oct. 29.