Police have charged Joan Seplowitz, of Vernon, with operating a motor vehicle under the influence after a pedestrian was injured.
A 63-year-old Vernon woman has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence after a crash in Vernon last night that seriously injured a pedestrian, according to police.
Joan Seplowitz was arrested on Thursday after a pedestrian was struck on Hartford Turnpike, Route 30, near Mt. Vernon Drive, according to police.
Police said the pedestrian is a woman and was seriously injured.
A helicopter transported her to St. Francis Hospital, where she is in critical condition, according to police. The victim’s name has not been released.
Police said Seplowitz failed a series of field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under the influence and second-degree assault with a motor vehicle.
She was held for several hours until she could post her $25,000 bond, according to police.
Seplowitz is due in court on Sept. 25.