Fairfield Police Charge Woman In Crash At Cumberland Farms

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Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina, 31, of Bridgeport, was taken into custody by Bridgeport police Monday afternoon, Fairfield police said.
Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina, 31, of Bridgeport, was taken into custody by Bridgeport police Monday afternoon, Fairfield police said. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department
The Fairfield Police Department posted a video of the accident. It can be seen on the department Facebook page.
The Fairfield Police Department posted a video of the accident. It can be seen on the department Facebook page. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department Facebook Page

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The driver involved in a six-car accident at Cumberland Farms a week ago was formally charged Monday afternoon by Fairfield police.

Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina, 31, of Bridgeport, was taken into custody by Bridgeport police Monday afternoon, police said. The arrest report did not detail how officers apprehended Chavarria-Medina, who police had been looking for since last week.

She was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to grant half of the highway, reckless driving and first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. She was released on $5,000 bond. No court date was released.

According to police reports, Chavarria-Medina was driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.3, three time the legal limit. She had been driving a 1998 black Nissan Maxima south on Interstate 95 and took Exit 24 for Chambers Street last Monday night, police said.

Her car sped south off the exit ramp, careened through the parking lot and came to rest at the Cumberland Farms building after striking five other vehicles, Fairfield police said.

Four people, including Chavarria-Medina and an 18-month-old child, were sent to the hospital after the accident. 

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jlevin:
You are 100 percent correct

jlevin:

You just don't know the circumstances. Maybe she is a working single mom, so keeping her in jail would just cause her to lose her job, hurting the child even more. Or maybe she is a caretaker for a disabled person, or for the 18-month-old. You just don't know. These things are never simple . . >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> And another bleeding heart with excuses. And maybe if what you said is true she should not break the law and drive drunk and so on and so forth. The silliest thing i have ever read in my life.

Hey Wake up !!!! Serious Accident 5000 Bail what are you kidding----If that was a Working male I bet that would be at least 500,000$. Not a flight risk--What are you kidding ????? Wake up !!!! Did you know she walked in to Bridgeport PD Looking for an accident report----What was she going to do File an Insurance claim???? First why was she driving??? Why did they have to issue a warrant????? Stop the Liberal "Feeling Sorry" for her!!!!!

You just don't know the circumstances. Maybe she is a working single mom, so keeping her in jail would just cause her to lose her job, hurting the child even more. Or maybe she is a caretaker for a disabled person, or for the 18-month-old. You just don't know. These things are never simple . . .

Who cares!! You DON’T drink and drive. PERIOD!! If she's single mom, shame on her! But if so, I hope DC F gets involved. This woman is a menace!

For the courts to set a $5,000. bond, she must not have been consider a flight risk, or she had good attorney. Bond is set to ensure defendant shows up for court and not a punishment.
Considering the seriousness of these charges, I pray the court uses her as an example. NO mercy for driving while drunk!! Period!!!

"She was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to grant half of the highway, reckless driving and first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. She was released on $5,000 bond."

$5,000 bond ..... for all of THAT?! 3 other people and an 18-month old sent to the hospital because of her idiocy and she's released on $5,000 bond. Wow.

Judging from the looks of this hefty bag, she must have drank god knows how many liters of booze to be that drunk.
I say throw the book at her!! And take away cheeseburger and fries. That should punishment enough!

Whatever she drank, she could of killed these innocent people and a baby. First time or not, this chickee needs some serious help.. Come on Court system, lets begin to get it right!!