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New Canaan PD: Woman Who Swerved Over Double Yellow Line Under Influence

New Norwalk Road in New Canaan.
New Norwalk Road in New Canaan. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 33-year-old woman is facing a DWI charge after she was spotted by police in New Canaan swerving across the double yellow line on Main Street with her emergency hazard lights flashing on Thursday morning.

Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched near the intersection of Main Street and Harrison Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, where there was a report of a motorist who was operating her vehicle erratically.

Police were able to track down the driver - Stamford resident Maria Carmela Morales-Gramajo - on New Norwalk Road, and a traffic stop was initiated. During the subsequent stop, the officer said that upon speaking with the driver, he detected “signs of impairment.”

Morales-Gramajo failed multiple Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, at which point she was arrested and taken into custody.  At New Canaan Police Headquarters, Morales-Gramajo refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test and she was charged with failure to maintain her lane and illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a misdemeanor.

Following processing, Morales-Gramajo was released on $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Canaan Justice Court on June 26 to answer the charge.

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