WESTPORT, Conn. – A 47-year-old Fairfield woman accused of leading Westport police on a pursuit into Bridgeport, was charged with drunken driving and eluding police Sunday morning, police said.
When Sgt. Jill Ruggiero tried to stop a car driven by Marisol Lombardo on Post Road East near the Westport/Fairfield line, Lombardo kept driving toward Fairfield, police said. Lombardo eventually entered I-95 northbound, police said.
Although Lombardo was driving between 45 and 55 mph, she posed a risk to other drivers as she was swerving “widely” back and forth in her lane, the police report said.
With state and local police cruisers surrounding her car, Lombardo stopped near Exit 27, police said. Lombardo, who police said smelled of alcohol, could not stand up on her own and had trouble keeping her eyes open, the report said.
Due to Lombardo’s condition, field sobriety tests were not administered, police said, but the results of her breath test were a blood-alcohol content of .2123 and .2018. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and disobeying the signal of an officer, both misdemeanors. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is due in Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 9.