Cops: Fairfield Woman, Arrested for DUI, Threatens Officer's Children

Arrest information is supplied by the Stratford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Fairfield woman was slapped with a DUI after leaving late Saturday night.

Police said they observed Arlene Gasper, 31, walk unsteadily to her car, start it and then throw several coffee cups from her vehicle in the area of Main Street and East Broadway.

Officers said when they approached Gasper they could smell alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot. Gasper reportedly told officers she had two Long Island Iced Teas. 

A receipt found in the woman's vehicle from McCoy's earlier that night showed an order of 1 Bud Light can and 3 "Wrong Island Iced Teas," police said. 

The Fairfield woman was allegedly bobbing as she did the eye test and could not perform the walk-and-turn test. When asked to count down from 60 to 50, police said Gasper became irate.

She was arrested for suspected DUI and, after a brief struggle, was placed in the back of a patrol car.

En route to , Gasper made numerous threats toward officers, police said.

"I am from Fairfield, you'll see what is going to happen to you," police said she told them.

During booking, police said she threatened to harm an officer's children: "I'll see that your children go to hell."

When asked to take a breath test, Gasper reportedly became increasingly agitated. Police said she refused the opportunity to call a lawyer after asking she call one. At one point, police said she kicked an officer.

Gasper had her license seized for a 24-hour period and was charged with: driving under the influence; littering; interfering with an officer; assault of a peace officer; second-degree threathening.

She was given a court date of March 28 and held on $1,000 bond.

Jodi March 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Thank you Stratford PD for keeping our streets safe from idiots like this.
karen March 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Ms Gasper. you are from Fairfield? Then, please, just stay there.
George E. Mulligan March 23, 2012 at 01:00 PM
With Liquor Law change, this woman could've brunched with the same booze & picked up a Sunday package for the ride home. Or she could have bought prior to brunch? Of course she could presently do the same thing the other 6 days. Yes, I am well aware many, many people drink responsibly. Yet, 98 % of people in prison have drug or/& alcohol abuse! Good job by Stratford patrol officers.
Cathy March 24, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Ms. Gasper - you're from Fairfield? And your point is? And you threatened someone's children? You should be ashamed of yourself. Glad you're not from my town.
howard March 27, 2012 at 01:41 PM
I used to live in Fairfield - before it became Westport. Attitudes like Ms. Gasper's are exactly why I won't live there anymore.
. March 30, 2012 at 02:21 AM
yes I agree the officers do keep our streets safe.....glad to see others appreciate them like I do.....great JOB!!
. March 30, 2012 at 02:39 AM
yeah George says good job one minute then complains about what officers are paid the next.....make up your mind....you babble about nonsense half the time. You seem to have the answer to all the problems....if liquor law changes....blah blah....if someone has a drug or alcohol problem they will get the drugs/alcohol regardless of liquor laws?!?!?!


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