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Stamford Woman Charged With DUI After Traffic Stop In Wilton

Samantha Bonkowski, 28, of Stamford
Samantha Bonkowski, 28, of Stamford Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

A woman from Stamford has been charged with DUI after a traffic stop in Wilton, police say.

Wilton Police initiated a traffic stop on a 2009 Mazda after observing the driver run a red light on Thursday, Nov. 21 around 6:45 a.m.

When speaking with the driver, identified as Samantha Bonkowski, 28, of Stamford, police say she showed signs of impairment.

Bonkowski was subsequently asked to participate in a series of field sobriety tests, which police say she did not pass.

Bonkowski was arrested and transported to headquarters, where her blood-alcohol level was tested at .1877.

Bonkowski was charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and failure to obey traffic signals. She was released after posting a $260 bond and is scheduled tp appear in court on Monday, Dec. 2.

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