FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Employees at a CVS Pharmacy tried to stop an Easton woman from driving after they determined she was drunk Tuesday afternoon, Fairfield police said.
Officers were called to the Black Rock Turnpike store just after 2:30 p.m. as employees tried to stop Elizabeth Kennedy, 42, from driving out of the parking lot in fear for her safety, police said.
When officers arrived, Kennedy had gotten in her car and started it. Officers told her to turn off the car three times before she did, police said. They reported that she couldn’t locate her license, registration and insurance papers.
Officers asked Kennedy to perform the standard field sobriety tests, which she failed after using the store window to keep herself from falling down, police said.
She was taken to police headquarters and refused medical attention, police said. Paramedics were called and transported her to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport.
Kennedy was charged with driving under the influence and released on a written promise to appear in court. She is due in court Oct. 28.