Southbury Woman Crashes Twice, Gets Two DUIs in Eight Hours

The following arrest information was supplied by the Southbury Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Southbury woman was charged with DUI twice in eight hours Saturday after allegedly crashing her vehicle multiple times while intoxicated.

Raisa Chasse, 50, of Southbury, was charged with DUI and traveling unreasonably fast on Jan. 19 at approximately 1:12 a.m.

According to police, Chasse’s pick up truck crashed in the area of 35 Scout Rd. The vehicle had been traveling eastbound on Scout Rd. when it went off the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox, then went off the right side of the roadway and struck an additional mailbox. The pickup then went through the yard, becoming airborne at one point, ran over a bush and finally crashed into a ditch hitting a fallen tree trunk.

There were no reported injuries and the vehicle sustained moderate front-end damage. The mailboxes were destroyed in the crash.

According to Southbury Police, it was reported that Chasse later crashed a second time at Kettletown State Park in Southbury just hours later, on Jan 19 at approximately 9:05 a.m., and was again arrested for DUI by DEEP police.

For the initial offense, Chasse was released on $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Jan. 30.

Todd Fox January 22, 2013 at 02:02 PM
A $500 bond? Why not $50,000? She was drunk and operating a motor vehicle at 9 AM on a main road when the children are out at the roadside waiting for their school buses. License should have been suspended immediately after the first DUI. License should be removed after two DUIs. It really is this simple.
GEG January 22, 2013 at 03:02 PM
I agree 100%. They'll only take it seriously after an innocent person dies and then it's too late.
Chris January 26, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Actually it was a Saturday so there were no kids waiting at bus stops.
Chris January 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM
And not to pick on you Todd, but I believe the license is taken away for 24 hours following a DUI so she was probably just driving without a license. The driver's license is then typically suspended for a longer period following a DMV hearing.


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