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A Little Lie About How The Car Was Damaged Ends with DWI Arrest

Greenwich Police say a driver misled investigators on how his car was damaged.


It's usually what you tell police that eventually leads to the truth.

And a driver found that out over the weekend and is now facing a few charges from Greenwich Police, including driving while intoxicated.

Shortly before midnight April 5, a driver called police and said he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that left his car damaged. When police interviewed the man who was at the Exxon service station, 780 W. Putnam Ave., he reportedly told them a car hit the passenger side of his car and left, according to a Greenwich Police report.

But what investigators found was that the driver, Nicoli Quijano-Aguiriano, 22, of 48 Nelson St., Stamford, was that he "failed to maintain his lane while traveling west on Byram Road, causing his vehicle to sideswipe the guardrail as he traversed the railroad overpass," according to the report. 

Officers added, "His initial false report of a hit-and-run accident was found to be an attempt to mislead investigators and to alleviate him from fault in his accident."

What's worse is that while officers spoke with Quijano-Aguiriano, they smelled alcohol and his eyes were glassy and red, according to the report. So they asked him to submit to field sobriety tests which he reportedly failed.

Quijano-Aguiriano was charged with driving while intoxicated, evading responsibility, failure to maintain lane and interfering with officers. He was released after posting $260 bond and is scheduled to appear April 21 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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