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Police: Norwalk Mom Was Driving Drunk

NORWALK, Conn. – A woman driving her son and two of his friends home for a sleepover said she did not think she was drunk when pulled over by Norwalk Police, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto, even though she admitted having had seven or eight glasses of wine. Cynthia Aragon, 46, of 10 Fort Point St. ran a red light at the intersection of Ann and North Main streets at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in front of a police patrol car. She had three 9-year-old boys with her.

Police stopped her in front of 99 Washington St. Her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, she was slurring her words and could not get her license out, Cotto said. She had a special operator's permit, which Cotto said is issued for drivers suspended for driving under the influence, but it had expired in 2010. She failed a sobriety test. Her blood alcohol level was 0.239, almost three times the legal limit.

She was charged with three counts of injury/risk/impairing morals, failure to obey a red traffic control signal and operating under the influence.

Also on the police blotter:

? A pedestrian was injured when she was hit by a car near the South Norwalk train station early Sunday morning. Police found the woman sitting on the ground and bleeding from an abrasion to the head at about 2 a.m. at Chestnut and Monroe streets. She could stand and said she had been tapped by a small size sedan, which had fled the scene. She was with a small group of friends and they were walking in the road because of the construction there. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital.

? A teenager said he was assaulted early Sunday after he opened the front door of his Ward Street home in response to someone knocking.

The 17-year-old was at Norwalk Hospital with a swollen bottom lip and a sore right arm when police interviewed him at about 2 a.m. He said he opened the front door and about 15 people pulled him outside, knocked him to the ground and hit him. He could not describe them and he did not know if they left on foot or by car.

His mother took him to the hospital. His cell phone was missing, but he did not know if someone took it or if it fell out of his pocket. The phone's ringer was turned off, so police could not call it to see if it was on the teen's front lawn.

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