During a traffic stop on Monday, Norwalk police noticed the driver had an active warrant from Weston for drunken driving and turned the woman over to officers from that town.
Weston Police Det. Carl Filsinger said the warrant stems from a one-car-accident on Georgetown Road on April 16. He said the driver seemed impaired, so a search warrant was obtained to see her medical records at the hospital. It showed a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, he added.
Melanie Gold, 35, of Wilton was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane. She was brought to court right away and held on $10,000 bond, police said.
On April 16, officers responded to an accident with a woman trapped inside a 2012 Nissan Versa on Georgetown Road and firefighters helped to get Gold out of the vehicle, according to the report.
Filsinger said an accident investigation determined Gold's Nissan veered off the road and struck a mailbox, then a large rock before rolling over onto its side.
Gold was not seriously injured and EMS transported her to the hospital, police said.
On May 10, officers obtained a search warrant for the hospital records, Filsinger said.