FAIRFIELD, Conn. – After following a car being driven erratically early Sunday morning, a Fairfield patrol officer charged a local woman with driving under the influence.
Police report that while driving on Kings Highway East the officer saw a car swerve to avoid hitting a median and signs. At that point, the officer followed the driver who drove 25 miles an hour, below the stated speed limit, and reported seeing the car driving in the middle of two lanes.
The officer stopped the car at New England Avenue and asked the driver to get out of the car. He reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol and said the woman was unsteady on her feet. She failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
Michele Haner, 35 of Fairfield, was charged with driving under the influence after failing a breath test at police headquarters .
She was picked up by a friend and was released on a $100 cash bond. Haner is due in court on Nov. 4.