A Fairfield woman arrested last Friday for failing to appear in court in connection with a 2011 drunken-driving charge, was arrested again Monday night for driving under the influence.
A witness called police around 6:30 p.m. to report a green Land Rover was swerving as it drove down the Post Road, and then stopped at various times for no apparent reason. The Land Rover pulled onto Riverside Drive and stopped, and that's where police found Harriet Adams, 44, of Clinton Street, behind the wheel, according to the report.
The car was running and police asked Adams if she had been drinking. She responded that she had not been, and pointed to the empty back seat, telling officers she had her children with her.
The officer took Adams' keys and driver's license and walked back to his patrol car. When he returned to the Land Rover, Adams had passed out, according to the report. She later needed help to stand up without falling, and could not stand unassisted.
Her motor vehicle registration had expired and had also been suspended because of a lack of insurance, police said, and she was also charged with failure to have insurance and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.
Adams was released on a promise to appear Sept. 10 in Bridgeport Superior Court, and was taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital for evaluation.