Police: Woman drove drunk on vanilla extract


NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Police say a Connecticut woman charged with driving under the influence was drunk on vanilla extract, which contains a significant amount of alcohol.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports that New Canaan police found 50-year-old Stefanie Warner-Grise sitting in a car at an intersection with her eyes closed at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.  

Officers say they found several bottles of pure vanilla extract inside her vehicle.

They say they detected an odor of vanilla on her breath, her speech was slurred and she was unable to answer basic questions.

Police say she was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.

Warner-Grise was released on a promise to appear in court. No lawyer was listed for her in online court records.


One thought on “Police: Woman drove drunk on vanilla extract

  1. Mam.. you were speeding…..have you had anything to drink…today…

    No officer…..

    I don’t drink and drive.

    I just brushed my teeth and used Listerine.

    Okay mam…. I see 20 empty listerine bottles in your back seat.

    Have you been drinking them….?

    Oh…noooo officer…

    I have gingivitis and I’m late for a dental appointment.

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