NORWALK, Conn. -- A woman who smashed the windows of a vehicle her ex-boyfriend was using and then got into an accident on Interstate 95 as she fled described herself succinctly to arresting Norwalk officers: "I am a crazy ex-lover," police said.
Brittany McKennie, 29, of 4820 Robertson St., the Bronx, N.Y., turned herself in to police Wednesday after learning there was a warrant for her arrest. She was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving in connection with the May 8 incident.
Police had to wait for results of the blood tests to get the warrant, which was issued Sept. 7. She had twice the legal blood alcohol content in her system, police said.
She is also facing charges of breach of peace, harassment and criminal mischief. She was charged with those offenses on May 25.
Police said they were called about 4:30 a.m. May 8 to a report of a woman smashing car windows on School Street.
Her ex-boyfriend said they had been in a relationship for about a year, but they had recently broken up — which didn't sit well with her, police said. He said that earlier that week she had thrown a rock at his car, smashing the front window, police said. He told police he didn't report it because he was fearful of what she might do.
That night, she went to his residence and sent him a number of texts, according to the report, said Sgt. Joe Dinho.
The first one at 3:30 a.m. said, "Coming to take out the rest of your windows," Dinho said.
The man didn't respond to the text as he watched her use a black baton with silver grips to damage a red Toyota Camry that he had borrowed from an acquaintance, police said.
At 4:15 a.m., a second text told him to "call the police" and it had a laughing emoji, Dinho said. At 4:21 a.m., a text with the message "Now fix yolma window." It's unknown what 'yolma' referred to or whether it was simply a typo, Dinho said.
The woman tried to push open a basement door, but he was able to shut and lock it and fled upstairs, police said. He watched her walk away, and police were contacted.
Responding officers saw a woman calmly walking down the street and soon learned it was the suspect, police said.
They followed her vehicle onto the Route 7 Connector but lost sight of her until discovering she had crashed on I-95, police said.
Her bond was set at $10,000, and she was given a court date of Oct. 28.
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