Former Darien woman found lying on the ground inebriated for the second time this year
A former Darien resident was arrested after she was found laying on the ground of a Knollwood Lane residence on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Darien Police charged Charity Poth, 61, of Norwalk, for driving while intoxicated and evading responsibility after she reportedly hit a mailbox and fled the scene before finding a patch of grass to lay her head.
Police received a call at 9:30 p.m. informing them that a woman, who was later determined to be Poth, was laying on the grass. The caller — a member of Darien EMS-Post 53 — said the woman didn’t appear to have any medical problems. Poth then told the man that she was looking for her sandals in the grass. The man said it became apparent that Poth was intoxicated.
When the police arrived, Poth was in her car, and there was damage to the left front fender, police said. The officer on scene immediately recognized the woman from an incident on March 28. At that time, Poth was arrested for driving her 2011 Toyota Highlander through a stone wall before being found laying on the ground, intoxicated, according to police.
Poth reportedly admitted that she was drinking before the recent incident, but told police she didn’t remember hitting the mailbox. Police saw the No. 47 mailbox on Knollwood Lane was broken, and the damage was consistent with the dents in Poth’s front fender, police said.
Poth failed her field sobriety test and was arrested. For the second time this year, her husband posted her $250 bond. She has court on Friday, Sept. 2.