After striking a telephone pole with her car at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 13 and receiving minor injuries, a 31-year-old woman was charged March 4 with driving while under the influence and various other illegal actions, police said.
Darien police gave this account of the incident and arrest:
Rebecca Dresel of 2233 South Britian Rd. in Southbury hit a telephone pole as she was driving fast eastward down the Post Road. Soon the vehicle struck a telephone pole near the Interstate 95 entrance from the Post Road, close to Exit 13, southbound.
Dresel was the only one in her car at the time. She received minor injuries in the accident, but was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Darien EMS-Post 53.
Police requested a search warrant for medical records for Dresel. The report showed her blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, so police applied for a warrant for her arrest.
Dresel, of 2233 South Britian Rd., Southbury, was charged with driving while under the influence, misuse of marker plates, driving without insurance, and driving an unregistered motor vehicle. Dresel surrendered at police headquarters upon being notified of the arrest warrant. She posted a $50 bond and is scheduled to appear March 11 in state Superior Court in Stamford.