WESTPORT — A town resident was charged with drunk driving and with an officer following a car accident early Saturday morning, police said.
Around 2 a.m. on Oct. 21, Westport Police were dispatched to the area of Roseville Road and Pine Tree Drive following a report of a motor vehicle accident. Officers located a vehicle on the side of the road with heavy front-end damage and, behind the car, a utility pole broken in half and leaning against the trees.
The driver, Renata Wanderley-Diffley, 37, declined medical treatment. Officers detected an odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath and attempted to administer field sobriety tests, which she refused.
After being advised she was under arrest, Wanderley-Diffley failed to comply with three verbal commands to place her hands behind her back. The Westport woman was taken into custody and transported to headquarters where she refused to submit to breath and urine testing. She was charged with operating under the influence and interfering with an officer and released after posting a $500 bond.