Alcohol leads to charges for driver and passenger
FAIRFIELD — A traffic stop for suspected drunk driving Sunday evening led to the arrest of the driver and her passenger.
Police received a call from a Cumberland Farms employee about a woman in the Kings Highway store who was unsteady on her feet and had an odor of alcohol. When the woman, later identified as Luise Carroll, 56, got into a car, store employees called police and gave a description of the vehicle.
The car was located driving northbound on Interstate 95 and seen crossing over into the other lane several times. Police said Carroll, who lives in Pawcatuck, failed field sobriety tests and was argumentative with officers. She said she didn’t want to do the one-leg test and refused to the submit to a breath analysis.
Police discovered that Carroll and her passenger, Bryan Sauer, 56, of Whitmore Lane, Stamford, both had active protective orders in place that prevented them from being in the other’s company if either of them had been drinking alcohol. According to the report, Sauer had also been drinking.
Both were charged with violation of a protective order and held on bonds of $1,000 each. They were scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport Monday.
Carroll was also charged with driving under the influence and released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport Oct. 10 for that charge.