Woman “Sleeping In Car” Arrested For DUI At Restaurant With 2 Year Old in the Back Seat

On April 20, 2019, at approximately 5:34 p.m., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to Hank’s Dairy Bar located at 1006 Norwich Road, Plainfield, Connecticut for a report of a white female slumped behind the wheel.

Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a white female who was sleeping with her head resting on her chest, keys in the ignition with the vehicle running. The female was later identified as 33 year old Tabitha L. Hall of Moosup. After Officers opened the door to check on Hall, Hall woke up and became upset. Officers observed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia between her legs and a baggie clinched in her right hand. Officers later determined the baggie was previously used to hold cocaine. Numerous empty “nip” bottles of vodka were seen in plain view in the vehicle. Hall submitted to several field sobriety tests and was determined to be impaired.

During the encounter with Hall, her 2 year old daughter was asleep in the rear passenger portion of the vehicle. Hall’s daughter was later released to the custody of a family member.

Hall was transported to the Plainfield Police Department where she was processed and later released on a $5,000.00 non-surety bond. Hall was charged with Operating Under the Influence and Risk of Injury to a Minor. Hall is scheduled to appear before the Danielson Superior Court on May 6, 2019.

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