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Police Reports: Vandalism and a DUI

Officers arrested a woman for drunken driving on Monroe Turnpike and are investigating the vandalism of a Mercedes Benz.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

 

DUI Arrest

A Bethel woman was arrested for drunken driving after an officer pulled her 2011 BMW over at the 1,000 block of Monroe Turnpike at around 10:32 on Saturday night.

Police said the officer was driving behind her vehicle and observed it crossing the center line and into the southbound lane as she was heading north.

The driver, Deborah Hoffmann, 58, of Beacon Hill Terrace was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane. She was released on $500 bond for a July 3 court date.

When the officer approached Hoffmann's car, police said Hoffmann had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, bloodshot eyes and spoke with a slurred speech. She told the officer she had had two glasses of wine, according to police.

Field sobriety tests led to Hoffmann's arrest and breath tests at police headquarters showed a blood alcohol level about twice the legal limit, police said.

A Vandalism Report

A 20-year-old Craig Drive man told police June 21 that someone had made several large dents on the front and rear doors of the driver's side of his 2010 Mercedes Benz, as well as on the left side of the trunk when he was at a party on Wild Horse Court on June 16.

Police said the victim told them he waited a few days to file the report to see if he could find out who damaged the car on his own. No estimate on the cost of repairs was available.

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