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Woman Accused of Being Under the Influence in Car with 2-Year-Old in Plainfield

Plainfield Police have arrested a woman who they said was found under the influence in a car with a 2-year-old on Saturday night.

Officers were called to Hank's Dairy Bar on Norwich Road around 5:30 p.m. after getting a report of a woman who was slumped behind the wheel.

When police arrived, officers said they made contact with a woman who was sleeping with her head resting on her chest, keys in the ignition with the vehicle running. The woman was identified as 33-year-old Tabitha L. Hall, of Moosup.

After officers opened the door to check on Hall, police said she woke up and became upset.

According to police, officers noticed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia between her legs and a baggie was clinched in her right hand. Officers later determined the baggy was previously used to hold cocaine.

There were also numerous empty "nip" bottles of vodka seen in plain view inside of the vehicle, police said.

Hall submitted several field sobriety tests and officers said she was determined to be impaired.

During the encounter with Hall, police said her 2-year-old daughter was asleep in the rear passenger portion of her car. The girl was later released to the custody of a family member.

Hall was transported to the Plainfield Police Department where she was processed and was released on $5,000 non-surety bond. She is facing charges including operating under the influence and risk of injury to a minor. She is due in court on May 6.

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