Drunken Driver on I-84 Was Going 100 Miles Per Hour: Police

A 22-year-old woman who police said drove more than 100 miles per hour on the highway and swerved across the road on Sunday morning was drunk, with a blood alcohol level of almost three times the legal limit.

A state trooper saw a swerving vehicle going more than 100 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday.

The driver, identified as Andrea Heaton, 22, of Southbury, got off the highway at exit 15 and drove through a red light, police said.

The state trooper noted that Heaton appeared to be drunk, gave her a field sobriety test and charged her with driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to obey a red light.

A blood alcohol test revealed that Heaton’s blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit, according to police.

She was also driving on a license that was suspended for a previous infraction.

She was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is due in Waterbury Superior Court on July 8.

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