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New Canaan Woman Accused of Drunken Driving

Also charged with tampering or bypassing an ignition interlock device.

Police said a complaint of a car being driven erratically on the Merritt Parkway Sunday resulted in a New Canaan woman being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police spokesman Lt. Donald Wakeman said that after the report was received, the suspect vehicle exited in Norwalk and drove into Wilton. An officer spotted the car near the intersection of Belden Hill and Wolfpit roads and stopped it.

The officer took the driver, Gail Marie Fournier-Utschig, into custody.

The officer reported several empty bottles of vodka were found in her vehicle.

Fournier-Utschig, 48, of 729 Cheese Spring Rd., was charged with DUI, avoiding or tampering with a ignition interlock device, and failure to display a license plate.

Fournier-Utschig was held on $500 bond and, on Monday, was transported to state Superior Court in Norwalk for arraignment.

According to state statute, an ignition interlock device measures the driver's blood alcohol content and prevents the mechanical operation of the motor vehicle until the operator's measurement is less than 25-thousandths of one percent.

WC Fields April 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM
The officer reported several empty bottles of vodka were found in her vehicle. Fournier-Utschig, 48, of 729 Cheese Spring Rd., was charged with DUI, avoiding or tampering with a ignition interlock device, and failure to display a license plate. Mission Control, we have a problem !!!!!!!!! Several empty bottles ???? Why was there an interlock device anyway, previous convictions?
Steve April 24, 2013 at 03:50 PM
A quick Google search revealed at least 2 prior incidents. Please get this woman the help she needs, and keep her OFF THE ROAD!!! (Silver Hill is a moderate bike ride from Cheese Spring.) Jan 3, 2008 – Arrested for driving under the influence, evading responsibility and failing to drive in a proper lane is Gail M. Fournier-Utschig, 42, of 729 ... http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/wilton-police-reports/article_4531e468-355b-5f73-966f-403068964b07.html May 2, 2011 – Gail M. Fournier-Utschig, 45, of Cheese Spring Road was charged with driving while intoxicated April 26 at 2:32 p.m.. After receiving a call ... http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/New-Canaan-woman-charged-with-DWI-1362245.php

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