Accident turns into DWI
Published 2:56 pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Angela L. Finch, 43, of Westport was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive right Friday, Jan. 6 at 8:11 p.m.
Police responded to a call about an accident on Oenoke Ridge Road near the historical society where a Nissan SUV drove into a stone wall. Upon arriving at the scene, Finch was out of the car and not injured. Police said she drove over the curb and went off the right side of the road into the stone wall.
While speaking to Finch, the officer detected signs of intoxication and an odor of alcohol. He performed various field sobriety tests on Finch and charged her with operating under the influence of alcohol and failing to drive right. The car suffered severe front end damage and both front air bags were deployed.
Finch posted a $260 bond and will appear in court Jan. 20.