New Canaan Woman, 48, Arrested for Drunk Driving After Testing at Four Times Legal Limit

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Police on Wednesday arrested a 48-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant for drunk driving in connection with a single-car crash on Silvermine Road.

The woman’s blood-alcohol level tested at .35, according to a police report—more than four times the legal limit.

The crash occurred in the area of Silvermine Road and Carter Street at about 12:51 p.m. on Oct. 2, a Monday, the report said.

When police arrived, they saw that a vehicle had traveled off of Silvermine Road and crashed into a stone wall, it said. The car had one occupant and officers smelled alcohol on the woman’s breath during a subsequent investigation, police said.

She was transported to the emergency room at Norwalk Hospital to be evaluated for injuries, the report said. Police later secured a search warrant to obtain her blood-alcohol content, the report said, and it came back at .35.

The woman turned herself in at about 1:58 p.m. on Jan. 10, on charges of driving under the influence and failure to drive right.

She was released on $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear Jan. 24 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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