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Verbal Abuse Comes With Norwalk DUI Arrest

When Linette Wilson headed straight onto New Canaan Avenue from the Route 7 turn lane late Tuesday, she did not notice the police cruiser behind her. But it wasn't long before the officer made his presence known.

"Oh, why don't you just arrest me already," Wilson said to Officer Tyrone Boyd, according to his incident report. And Boyd did, charging Wilson, 46, with driving under the influence.

Boyd reported that he noticed Wilson and her white BMW when she took off at a red light before it turned green and then stopped under the light. When it turned green, she sped off, and, at 55 mph, Boyd was still two car lengths behind her.

Police said that after being stopped at about 11:14 p.m., Wilson failed the first test of her sobriety tests and refused to take the second. According to the police report, she said, "You're going to ruin my life. Just arrest me. You're a big man; there's drugs all over the place, just arrest me."

She refused to get out of the car and had to be lifted out, according to the report. As police recited her Miranda rights at the police station, she yelled, "Lalalala, I don't hear you." She refused to take a Breathalyzer test, and her insults increased, the report stated. She said Boyd was nothing but a file clerk and repeatedly used a racial epithet.

According to police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto, Wilson was arrested in June, also for DUI, and called the arresting officer "white trash."

"You will be dead soon," she was quoted as saying. She also made officers remove her from the car that time, too, Cotto said, and banged her head against the jail cell door as she removed her clothing.In Tuesday's incident, Wilson was also charged with driving without insurance and failure to obey a traffic signal. Bond was set at $2,500.

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