'Highly intoxicated' suspect on intensive probation arrested

Cary Ashby • Aug 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM

A woman on intensive probation for driving under the influence was arrested on an allegation she was "highly intoxicated" earlier this week.

"A concerned citizen called the Norwalk Police Department to report Stefani N. Clifton(-Laney) was at 14 Cortland St. and was intoxicated. Stefani is reportedly on intensive supervision through Norwalk Municipal Court," Sgt. Jim Montana said in his report.

Police on Monday located Clifton-Laney at the address and determined she was "highly intoxicated." Montana said officers contacted Abby Keefer, the intensive probation supervision officer through municipal court, who recommended they arrest Clinton.

"Officer Keefer gave Stefani a drug test, which came back negative," Montana said in his report. "Due to Stefani's intoxication and probation violation, officer Keefer decided to have Stefani incarcerated."

Clifton-Laney, 30, of 10 Jackson St., was transported to the Huron County Jail to await a bond hearing.

According to court and jail records, her underlying conviction is driving under the influence and Clifton-Laney was placed on two years of probation Nov. 25. Officer Zack O'Neil handled the Nov. 2 incident in which the defendant also was charged DUI refusal and failure to control.

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