Driver Charged With DUI After Fiery Crash in Westport


Police arrested a Norwalk driver after she crashed into a tractor trailer in Westport while under the influence and her car caught fire, police said.

Ainsley Friedberg, 52, of Norwalk, was charged with driving under the influence. Westport police and firefighters responded at 1:46 a.m. Saturday to a fiery crash involving her car and a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Post Road East (Route 1) and Church Street South, police said.

When police arrived, she was out of her car, which was "wedged underneath the trailer of the truck," police said, and the "engine compartment was engulfed in flames."

Firefighters put out the blaze and neither driver was injured. Police did not release the name of the tractor-trailer driver.

Friedberg was also cited with failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.

Police released her after she posted a $500 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 18.

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