A Southbury woman was charged with DUI twice in eight hours Saturday after allegedly crashing her vehicle multiple times while intoxicated.
Raisa Chasse, 50, of Southbury, was charged with DUI and traveling unreasonably fast on Jan. 19 at approximately 1:12 a.m.
According to police, Chasse’s pick up truck crashed in the area of 35 Scout Rd. The vehicle had been traveling eastbound on Scout Rd. when it went off the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox, then went off the right side of the roadway and struck an additional mailbox. The pickup then went through the yard, becoming airborne at one point, ran over a bush and finally crashed into a ditch hitting a fallen tree trunk.
There were no reported injuries and the vehicle sustained moderate front-end damage. The mailboxes were destroyed in the crash.
According to Southbury Police, it was reported that Chasse later crashed a second time at Kettletown State Park in Southbury just hours later, on Jan 19 at approximately 9:05 a.m., and was again arrested for DUI by DEEP police.
For the initial offense, Chasse was released on $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Jan. 30.