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Norwalk Woman Spotted Talking On Cell Phone Charged With DUI, Wilton Police Say

Miriam Francis Arias
Miriam Francis Arias Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

A 50-year-old woman stopped in the roadway near an intersection allegedly talking on her phone was arrested for DUI.

Miriam Francis Arias, of Norwalk, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 1, after she was spotted stopped in a 2003 tan Toyota Camry in the roadway near the intersection of Danbury Road and Cricket Lane in Wilton, said the Wilton Police Department.

The car was stopped in the left lane of travel in the northbound lane at a yellow blinking traffic light, said Lt. Robert Kluk.

A traffic stop was conducted and during the investigation, there were several indicators that Arias was under the influence of alcohol, Kluk said.

The standard field sobriety tests were conducted, which Arias was unable to perform, he said. She was arrested and charged with DUI, operating a vehicle with a cellphone and ignoring traffic control signals.

Arias was issued a $260 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 11.

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