DUI on Monroe Turnpike
A Swendsen Drive woman was arrested for drunken driving on Monroe Turnpike — near Jeannette Street — at 10:54 Tuesday night, after officers on patrol saw her 2006 Hyundai cross over the double yellow line twice and swerve to stay in the right lane, according to police.
The 29-year-old woman had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her, had glassy eyes, spoke with a slurred speech, and had trouble finding her paperwork and answering questions, police said.
She was charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane. Bond was set at $500 for a Feb. 15 court date.
Trip to McDonald's cut short
A 15-year-old Newtown male was hit with a slew of charges after police say he allegedly blew through a stop sign on East Village Road and struck a 2002 Honda CRV occupied by a family of four at 5:05 Saturday evening.
A 43-year-old Newtown woman in the Honda complained of injuries and was brought to the hospital. Her husband, 48, and their two- and five-year-old children were not hurt.
The young driver and his three male friends, all from Newtown, declined medical attention, according to the report.
The 15-year-old driving the 2004 Infinity — that police said caused the accident — does not have a driver's license and told officers it was not his vehicle. Rather, it belonged to the parents of another teen in the SUV.
The underage driver allegedly took the keys without permission, because they wanted to go to McDonald's.
The juvenile was charged with failure to obey a stop sign, driving without a license, risk of injury to minors and using a motor vehicle without permission. He was released to his parents on a promise to appear at Danbury Juvenile Court on Feb. 16.