What to Know
- A Connecticut woman is charged with driving under the influence after cops say she allegedly got drunk on vanilla extract
- Police say they smelled a vanilla odor on her breath and her speech was slurred; they found several bottles of pure extract in her vehicle
- She was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, authorities say
A Connecticut woman charged with driving under the influence was drunk on vanilla extract, which contains a significant amount of alcohol, authorities say.
New Canaan police found 50-year-old Stefanie Warner-Grise sitting in a car at an intersection with her eyes closed at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hearst Connecticut Media.
Officers say they found several bottles of pure vanilla extract inside her vehicle.
They say they detected an odor of vanilla on her breath, her speech was slurred and she was unable to answer basic questions.
Police say she was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.
Warner-Grise was released on a promise to appear in court. No lawyer was listed for her in online court records.