standing Stonington Police Department

STONINGTON — A Glastonbury woman is facing charges after police said she caused a rear-end collision along Liberty Street late last week while driving under the influence.

Stonington police on Thursday charged Eve Kodis McLellan, 34, with driving under the influence, driving with suspended registration and following too closely. She was later released after posting a $600 bond, the police said, and is due in New London Superior Court for arraignment on June 21.

According to a police report, McLellan was driving north along Route 2 around 8 p.m. when she collided with the rear-end of a car that was stopped at a red light near the off-ramp from Interstate 95. No serious injuries were reported.

During an investigation, the police said McLellan had an odor of alcohol on her breath and showed other signs of intoxication. She was given a field sobriety test, which she failed, and was taken into custody without further incident.

A check of McLellan's car also found that her registration had been suspended.

The incident was one of two recent crashes involving visitors to the region who were later charged. According to police, New Britain resident Ryan E. Ragalis was charged at 12:30 a.m. Sunday with failure to drive to the right and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license following a crash on Cove Road.

According to police, a witness saw Ragalis leave Cove Road and collide with a stonewall then a tree before coming to a stop. Ragalis was uninjured, the police indicated, but was issued a misdemeanor summons after it was learned his license was suspended.

Ragalis was released on a promise to appear in New London Superior Court later this month.

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