A 47-year-old Ridgefield woman was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, following too closely, driving without a license, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle July 10 at 3:02 p.m. on Danbury Road near Westport Road.
Police said Michelle Cota, of 619 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, was involved in a motor vehicle accident with no injuries and officers determined she may have been under the influence. Police said she failed field sobriety tests and gave a breath sample that showed a blood alcohol content of 0.2167. The legal limit is 0.08. She said she was on her way home after having lunch at a local restaurant where she said she had only one bloody Mary cocktail. Police said they do not investigate that aspect of a drunk driving case, but leave it to state liquor control enforcement officers.