Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, already accused of drunken driving in a Greenwich, Connecticut, crash last month, now faces more charges connected to another crash discovered the same night.
Police connected Seymour's SUV, found at the scene of a crash with a car on a highway exit ramp, to a damaged utility pole in her hometown, officials announced Monday. She's been charged with leaving the scene of the incident.
State police filed the initial charges after Seymour allegedly backed up into another vehicle at a stop sign on an Interstate 95 South exit ramp just before 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Police at the scene found her black Land Rover sideways at the top of the ramp, with a white Mercedes behind it.
Seymour's eyes were bloodshot, she was "unsteady on her feet" and her breath smelled like alcohol, according to state police. Investigators said she refused a field sobriety test and it took six or seven requests for her to fumble through her purse and show officers her license.
The trooper at the scene also noted damage to the front of Seymour's Land Rover from a prior crash, according to Greenwich police, to which the new charges are connected.
Greenwich police said it appeared she had hit a pole or a tree. Around an hour after state police stopped Seymour, a 47-year-old Greenwich resident, Greenwich police responded to Stanwich Road where a utility pole was found with extensive damage.
The person who caused the crash did not report it, police said, and the car that hit the pole was no longer at the scene, though police found vehicle parts nearby. As police continued to investigate, they determined a black Land Rover was involved in the incident with the pole, which was near Seymour's home.
Police then determined that the damage was consistent to the damage to Seymour's car, according to a news release from Bridgeport police.
She has been charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive in a proper lane. It's not clear from the online court docket whether Seymour has an attorney.
Seymour, who appeared in several Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions and was a model for Victoria's Secret, made headlines in 2009 when she went through a bitter divorce with then-husband, publishing mogul Peter Brant.
The divorce proceedings turned ugly, with Brant claiming Seymour was an unfit mother for the couple's three children. He also accused her of submitting "invalid" urine samples in an attempt to prove she was not on drugs or alcohol.
Seymour posted the $500 bond for the new charges.
Seymour is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Feb. 2 on the state police charges and on Feb. 7 for the charges Greenwich Police filed.