Police: Drunk-Driving New Canaan Woman, 48, Charged in Two Crashes


Police on Thursday afternoon arrested a 48-year-old New Canaan woman by warrant in connection with two car crashes in February.

At about 2:32 p.m. on Feb. 6 (a Thursday), officers were dispatched to White Oak Shade and Gerdes Roads as the last known location of a vehicle that had crashed into a car near the New Canaan YMCA on South Avenue and left the scene, police said.

From there, it had turned onto Gerdes and crashed into a stone wall near the state Department of Transportation garage, again leaving the scene, according to a police report.

Eventually, the woman was arrested in Norwalk by city police and charged with driving under the influence and speeding. (She hasn’t yet pleaded to those charges and is scheduled to appear Aug. 13 in connection with that case, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch records.)

New Canaan investigators identified the Knapp Lane woman and obtained warrants for her arrest. She was charged with two counts of evading and cited for following too closely and improper turn.

Police released the woman on $500 bond and scheduled her to appear Aug. 3 in state Superior Court.

One thought on “Police: Drunk-Driving New Canaan Woman, 48, Charged in Two Crashes

  1. Just a reminder that besides being against the law, driving drunk not only puts the driver at risk, but also other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, on the road as well. If a family member needs help, please get them to Silver Hill Hospital in town. Get the help they need before they take their own life or someone else’s. Do it because you care.

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