A Weymouth woman was arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges that she was drunk and driving into oncoming oncoming traffic on Morrissey Boulevard when she struck a state trooper.
Cara Dellabarba, 28, of Weymouth was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence, marked lanes violation, and state highway traffic violations.
Dellabarba was in court but did not speak. Her attorney, Jon Ciraulo, plead not guilty on her behalf.
The incident occurred at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. According to a police report, Dellabarba indicated that, prior to the incident, she attended a friend's 30th birthday at the Old Colony Yacht Club and was driving home to Weymouth.
She allegedly was driving southbound in the northbound lanes, near Freeport Street, at the time of the collision.
Dellabarba was arrested at the scene but posted $5,000 bail and was released from custody early Saturday. This morning, Judge Robert McKenna decided she should remain free on that bail pending an Aug. 26 pretrial hearing.
Dellabarba, whose license was suspended for 180 days because she allegedly refused a Breathalyzer test, must submit to alcohol testing three times a week.
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