Cops: Two Wrong-Way Drivers Charged with DUI

Both arrests occurred over the weekend.

[Editor's note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Blotter. It does not indicate convictions.]

A Fairfield woman was charged Friday with driving under the influence after officers noticed the car she was driving was in the wrong lane on the Post Road, police said.

According to the report, Kristi Marshall, 47, of Hillbrook Lane, had also failed to turn on her car's headlights. An officer on patrol stopped Marshall's vehicle and detected the odor of alcohol coming from Marshall, police said. She failed the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. Marshall declined to take a Breathalyzer test at police headquarters.

Marshall was released after posting a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23.

A Trumbull man was also charged with driving under the influence after an officer reportedly observed him driving on the wrong side of Kings Highway East on Saturday, police said.

A witness pointed out the wrong-way driver to the patrol officer and yelled, "That guy is drunk -- he's all over the road," according to the report.

The officer pulled over the car that James Colbert, 51, was driving. According to the report, Colbert slurred his words and could not stand without swaying back and forth. He failed field sobriety test on the scene and a Breathalyzer test at police headquarters, police said.

Colbert was further charged with failure to drive right. He was released after posting a $100 bond and is schedule to appear in court on Oct. 23.


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