Plainfield mother arrested alcohol and drug charges

Plainfield police say 44-year-old Cynthia Buell was driving intoxicated with her 15-year-old daughter in the car Monday night (Photo: Plainfield Police)

PLANIFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Plainfield mother has been arrested on multiple charges after police observed her swerving into oncoming traffic with her 15-year-old daughter in the car.

Just after 8:00 p.m. Monday night, a Plainfield police officer was conducting regular traffic enforcement when he noticed a 2013 Hyundai Accent traveling east on Main Street that was swerving and crossing the double-yellow line into oncoming traffic. The officer was able to get the driver to stop at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Street.

Police said the driver, identified as 44-year-old Cynthia Buell, told the officer she had been drinking alcohol, and she had an open beer bottle in her center console. The officer then asked about Buell’s passenger, a 15-year-old girl that Buell identified as her daughter.

Buell was givng a standardized field sobriety test, which police said she failed to perform to standard. Officials did not release what Buell’s Blood Alcohol Content was at the time of the stop.

While the officer was speaking with Buell, she informed him that she had a marijuana pipe in her right front pocket. When the officer asked Buell if there was any marijuana in the car, she answered yes. Upon searching the car, the officer found a glass jar containing less than one half ounce of marijuana.

Buell was placed under arrest, and taken back to the Plainfield Police Department. Buell’s husband later showed up to retrieve their daughter.

Buell is facing multiple charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, marijuana possession, and risk of injury to a minor. She was released on $5,000 bond, and is due Danielson Superior Court on January 12th.

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