A 41-year-old Norwalk man was driving all over the road in the early hours of Friday morning with a blood-alcohol content almost four times the legal limit, police said.
Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident and arrest:
A police officer saw a 1997 Chevrolet K1500 pickup truck near the intersection of South Water Street and Burritt Avenue at about 1:23 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The pickup didn't stop at a stop sign and was driving all over the road.
When the pickup was stopped, the driver, Augusto Ordonez of Stuart Avenue didn't pass a field sobriety test. His blood-alcohol content was later tested at 0.307 -- nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08.
Ordonez didn't just fail the field sobriety test, a packet containing cocaine fell from his pocket as he was taking it, resulting in additional charges.
Ordonez was chrged with failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to properly use a signal for a turn, driving while under the influence of alcohol, possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school. He was initially held in lieu of $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Norwalk.