Wallingford police: Woman charged with DUI had BAC over four times legal limit

Wallingford police: Woman charged with DUI had BAC over four times legal limit



WALLINGFORD — A New Haven woman faces charges after police said she had blood alcohol content of more than four times the legal limit when she crashed on Route 5 last week.

Sally Resnik, 61, of 343 Eastern St., New Haven, was charged July 20 with driving under the influence, drinking while driving and failure to drive in proper lane. 

On July 20 around 11:30 a.m., North Haven police notified Wallingford police they were following an erratic driver on Route 5 headed toward Wallingford. The car, which was being driven by Resnik, crashed as she crossed into Wallingford, according to a police report. After the crash, Resnik put her car in reverse twice and almost struck North Haven police cruisers. 

Police investigated and found that Resnik was drinking an alcoholic beverage while she was driving. Resnik submitted to a breath test that showed she had a blood alcohol level of .37, the report said.

Resnik was taken into custody, released on $2,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Aug. 3.

– Lauren Sellew 


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