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Driver Charged With DUI After Hitting Tree In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Torrington woman was charged with driving under the influence after her car collided with a tree in downtown Fairfield early Sunday morning, according to police reports.

The woman could not negotiate the turn at the traffic circle on the Post Road and ran off the road at about 2 a.m. Sunday, police say. The car drove onto the grass median in the circle, striking a tree, according to the police report.

The driver was outside the car and unharmed when police arrived.  Alice Allen, 31, of Torrington, told police that her brakes had locked and she was unable to slow down for the curve, according to police reports.

During their interview officers smelled the odor of alcohol on Allen, police say. She failed the field sobriety tests at the scene, and also failed a breathalyzer test at Fairfield Police headquarters, according to the arrest report.

Allen was charged with driving under the influence and a failure to drive on the right. She was released after posting a $100 bond, and is due in court on July 23.

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