WALLINGFORD — Local police charged two motorists with driving under the influence after they lost control of their vehicles during Thursday’s winter storm.
Timothy Haines, 54, of 138 Gwen Road, Meriden, and Jennifer Yother, 48, of 1230 Yale Ave., were both charged Thursday with driving under the influence. Haines was also charged with breach of peace.
Officer Christian Evans responded to 305 Main St. around 7:20 p.m. for a report of a man that lost control of his car and went down an embankment. Haines, the driver, told Evans he had been drinking alcohol, according to a police report. He also reportedly refused a portion of field sobriety tests, became belligerent and was taken into custody.
Evans was patrolling on Route 5 around 9:50 p.m. and saw a driver lose control of their vehicle. Evans checked on the driver, identified as Yother, and noticed she was slurring her speech and had an odor of alcohol on her breath, according to a police report.
Yother was taken into custody after refusing to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. A breath test at the police station showed a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit.
Haines was released on $2,000 bond and Yother was released on $1,000 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 27.
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