BRISTOL - A Middletown woman charged with DUI while a young child was in her vehicle is seeking a program that could clear her of all charges.
Katelynn Street, 38, appeared Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where she applied for the Alcohol Education Program. If granted, she would be required to take a number of substance abuse classes and could avoid prosecution if successful.
Street, who is free on a $1,000 non-surety bond, will learn on her next court date, Aug. 10, if a judge will allow her to use the program.
Street turned herself in earlier this month to police.
According to police, dispatchers received a report on June 1 about an intoxicated woman parked in a car at a gas station on Middle Street.
Officers responded to the Citgo gas station at about 9 p.m. and found Street in a car. The key was in the ignition, and police said a 4-year-old girl was in the backseat.
According to police, Street failed multiple field sobriety tests. She also told officers she had taken some prescription pills, police said.
No injuries were reported.
Street was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and the child was left with a guardian.
Police did not charge Street in the case until July 6. She is facing charges of driving under the influence and operating under the influence with a passenger younger than 18 in the car.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.