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Norwalk Woman Faces Disorderly Conduct Charged After Incident At Darien Restaurant, Police Say

Intersection of Allwood Road/Inwood Road in Darien
Intersection of Allwood Road/Inwood Road in Darien Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Norwalk woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after an incident at a restaurant in Darien, according to police.

Darien Police say they were dispatched to the area of Allwood Road and Inwood Road on the report of a potentially intoxicated woman running in the roadway on Friday, May 17 around 1:40 a.m.

Police say they were initially unable to locate the woman, but she later emerged from a wooded area near the intersection and did not have shoes on.

The woman appeared intoxicated and became agitated by the police presence, officers say.

Further investigation revealed that the woman, identified as 25-year-old Gabrielle Matlak of Norwalk, had been at a restaurant with friends earlier in the evening. When the group was departing, Matlak allegedly refused to leave with them. Police say Matlak’s friends had to physically escort her from the premises because they did not want to leave her alone due to her level of intoxication.

Police say Matlak then became physically assaultive while driving in Darien, punching and scratching the victim repeatedly.

Matlak attempted to exit the moving vehicle multiple times and had to be physically restrained by other passengers, according to police.

Matlak subsequently exited the vehicle and began walking in the area of Allwood Road and Inwood Road, police say.

Matlak was transported by Post 53 for medical evaluation and issued a misdemeanor summons for disorderly conduct. She was released on a promise to appear and was scheduled to appear in court on Friday, May 17.

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