State police arrested a 25-year-old mother who they said was sleeping, and suspected of being drunk, behind the wheel on a highway ramp with her children in the vehicle.
Police responded to the Interstate 95 southbound exit 14 ramp in Norwalk just after 4 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a report that a vehicle was blocking the center lane.
Once they arrived, they found Crystal Burden, 25, of Norwalk, in the driver's seat, asleep behind the wheel, police said, and two small children were sitting in the backseat.
State police said that when Burden woke up, she ignored several commands to unlock the vehicle, but one of the children unlocked her door so police could get in.
Troopers then smelled alcohol in the car and on Burden's breath, police said.
She was belligerent, irate and refused to perform field sobriety tests, police said.
State troopers arrested Burden and charged her with two counts of risk of injury, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating while under suspension, improper parking and two counts of failure to secure a child.
he is scheduled to appear at the Norwalk Superior Courthouse on Feb. 19.
No phone number is listed for Burden and it’s not clear if she has an attorney. The case is not listed on the online court docket.