Westport resident Jill Porter ended March on a sour note. On Thursday night, Porter, 51, was arrested after she allegedly left the scene of an accident and hit the other driver with her car in the process.
Shortly before 7 p.m., police were called to Saugatuck Avenue and Charles Street on the report of a hit-and-run. Police say Porter, of 7 Norwalk Ave., was turning north off Charles Street when she struck a car driving south. The driver of the other car reported that Porter initially stopped after the accident. But when approached, Porter said she had to go and drove away, hitting the other driver.
An officer later spotted and stopped Porter on Compo Road South. She was reportedly unsteady on her feet and refused to take field sobriety tests. When she was taken into police custody, she was allegedly belligerent and abusive toward officers. At police headquarters, she refused breath tests and refused to be fingerprinted. It was later found that the department held a protective order on Porter that restricted her use of alcohol.
Porter was charged with operating under the influence, evading responsibility, breach of peace, failure to submit fingerprints and criminal violation of a protective order. She is due in court April 11.
Also from the police blotter:
Westport resident Alla Zouborev, 42, was charged with public disturbance Thursday after police were called to the transfer station on a complaint that she was creating a scene. Zouborev, of 192 Hillspoint Road, allegedly became disruptive because she arrived just after the station had closed for the day. She was issued an infractions summons.
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