Police: Woman admitted to drug use before fatal I-91 crash

Katell Gunning
Katell Gunning

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut woman admitted to using heroin and cocaine hours before she was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 91 in Windsor.

The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/2dKhtZ7 ) reports 34-year-old Katell Gunning of Newington was arraigned Monday on charges including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in the Saturday afternoon crash that killed 46-year-old Kevin Dutra of Colchester.

Police say Gunning failed field sobriety tests they administered. They then took her to the hospital to have blood drawn.

Police say Gunning told them she used cocaine and about 10 bags of heroin at about midnight Saturday.

Gunning’s attorney argued that police were beyond the two-hour window that allowed them to get a positive chemical test to charge Gunning.

Gunning remains held on $75,000 bail.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com
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