Stamford police: 3 charged with OUI in less than 2 hours

March 18, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD — The city’s operating under the influence police enforcement detail had a busy night Friday, making three OUI arrests in less than two hours.

Three people were charged with operating under the influence in three separate incidents, said police Capt Diedrich Hohn. Two of the arrests happened within half an hour of each other, in the same location.

The first arrest happened around 9:45 p.m., Hohn said, when officers saw a car on West Main Street driving on the wrong side of the road.

Police pulled the car over and the driver “reeked of alcohol,” Hohn said. He said the man failed all field sobriety tests at the scene and refused any further testing. Jorge Eyssen, 57, was charged with OUI and failure to drive in the proper lane. He was held on a $100 bond.


An hour and 15 minutes later, police would make their second arrest.

Minutes after 11 p.m., several officers responded for a head-on collision in the area of Broad and Grove streets. The offending car tried to flee north on Grove Street, but had heavy damage, Hohn said.

The driver of the other vehicle chased after the car on foot. The car hit a curb and was stopped. Police found 52-year-old Miklos Csapilla — the driver of the car that caused the collision.

Police said there were no serious injuries in the crash.

Hohn described Csapilla as having “reeked of alcohol.” He also said Csapilla “was belligerent, uncooperative and unremorseful.” Police said Csapilla refused all field sobriety tests. At headquarter, Hohn said, he refused to be photographed and to have his fingerprints taken.

Csapilla was charged with OUI, evading responsibility and failure to be mugged and printed. He was held on a $10,000 bond.

As officers were investigating the collision, two officers saw another car pull up behind the tow truck that was towing one of the vehicles from the earlier crash.

“They observed the operator ... stop his vehicle in the middle of the travel lane, get out and attempt to walk away, while the vehicle was running,” Hohn said. He said officers approached him and found that he was clearly under the influence of alcohol.

The driver, identified as 27-year-old Selvin Martinez, was charged with OUI after, Hohn said, he failed all field sobriety tests and below a .269 and a .261 on the breathalyzer. He was held on a $100 bond.