Westport police charged 29-year-old Blanca Chivarria with driving under the influence of alchol and operating a motor vehicle under suspension, among other charges, after she was incolved in a car accident, according to a police report.
The alleged accident occurred at the intersection of Wilton Road and Newtown Turnpike. Chivarria reportedly hit the rear end of another vehicle while approaching a red light.
Chivarria stopped, but then got back in her vehicle, which had sustained heavy front-end damage, and continued northbound on Wilton Road, police said.
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Chivarria was stopped by Wilton police in Wilton. Westport officers responded and, after speaking with her, immediately detected a strong odor alcohol on her breath, police said.
She failed the field sobriety test and was taken into custody. Chivarria was additionally charged with following too close, insurance coverage fails minimum requirements and evading responsibility, according to the arrest report.
Her bond was reduced by the bail commissioner to a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Jan. 21.