PLAINVILLE — A local woman faces DUI and other charges after police said she drove in reverse at a high rate of speed and nearly struck a pedestrian.
Rhiannon Daley, 40, of 44 Linden St., was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, unsafe backing, driving without a license and without minimum insurance.
Police found a Volkswagon Golf on the lawn of 48 Kent St. around 7 p.m. and spoke with witnesses who said Daley drove in reverse at a high rate of speed, nearly hit a resident bringing out the trash, and struck a tree, according to a police report. The witnesses estimated Daley’s speed was about 50 mph.
Police noted Daley, who said she had been drinking, was unsteady on her feet and slurred her words. She did not perform field sobriety tests to standard and had a blood alcohol level of about .26, the report said. The legal limit is .08. Police said Daley has two prior convictions for driving under the influence.