Woman, revived after crash, charged with DUI
A 26-year-old Shelton woman, who had to be revived using Narcan after she crashed her car last November, was charged with driving under the influence on a warrant last Friday.
Gina Garamella, of Moose Hill Road in Shelton, turned herself in at police headquarters and also was charged with failure to drive in the proper lane. She was released after posting a $3,500 bond.
Garamella was traveling west on Kings Highway around 7 p.m. Nov. 3, police said. As she approached the road’s intersection with Grasmere Avenue, she failed to make a right or left turn, and instead drove straight ahead, striking a railroad bridge abutment, according to the report.
There was minor damage to the car, but Garamella was not conscious when police arrived and was not able to breathe on her own, according to the report. When paradmedics arrived, they administered a Narcan spray and she quickly awakened, but appeared to be confused, police said.
She is scheduled to appear Feb. 16 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.