Drunk driver gets cell phone violation

An allegedly intoxicated motorist caught swerving on Danbury Road, Feb. 3, got another charge after admitting she’d been on her phone.

Officers stopped the northbound 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek around 1:30 p.m. because it had swerved over the fog line.

According to police, the driver of the Subaru — Stephanie Michaels, 31, of 44 Drummer Lane, Redding — said the reason her vehicle had swerved was that she had been arguing with someone via cell phone.

Michaels, however, had “bloodshot eyes” and there was an odor of alcohol coming from the car, police said. She was breath tested and her blood alcohol concentration, 0.096, was above the legal limit of 0.08.

Michaels was taken into custody and released on a promise to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on Feb. 16, to answer to the charges of DUI, failure to drive right, and using a cell phone while driving.