DUI Arrest: New Canaan Woman, 48, Crashes into Mailboxes and Ditch


Police late Thursday arrested a 48-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with driving under the influence.

At about 11:44 p.m. on Oct. 1, officers were dispatched to Siwanoy Lane on a report of a single-car crash, according to a police report.

There, officers found a vehicle that had come to rest on its driver’s side in a ditch on the side of the road, the report said. Several mailboxes had been struck and damaged by impact with the vehicle, it said.

The woman, an Oenoke Ridge resident, was found to be the sole occupant of the vehicle she’d been driving, police said.

Officers detected signs of impairment on speaking with her, the report said. After conducting field sobriety tests, officers brought her to headquarters for processing on the DUI charge, it said. There, she refused to provide a sample to establish her blood-alcohol level, the report said. 

She additionally was cited for failure to drive right. 

Police reeled the woman on $250 bond and scheduled her to appear Nov. 10 in state Superior Court. 

One thought on “DUI Arrest: New Canaan Woman, 48, Crashes into Mailboxes and Ditch

  1. Redundant to say that getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle(weight est. 5000lbs x speed) is equivalent to murder.

    Requiring a commenter to declare their name vs the public report by this media OMITING naming the drunk driver.
    This drunk driver puts our children, pets, seniors, drivers, and her long term health at risk of destruction.
    She herself, her family, friends,
    Place of worship, our State, our legal system must commit to helping each offender of this crippling offense…name please so ALL will ACT.

    Kristin Butler

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