A 54-year-old woman hurt a family member when a vase she threw smashed on a floor in their home on Nearwater Lane, Darien police said.
Darien police gave this account of the incident, partly based on what they were told by others and including accusations not proven in court:
The woman had been irritable much of the day and had been drinking, and she had been acting aggressively toward the victim, officers were told when they arrived at the house after police were called at 7:25 p.m., Sunday.
At one point, she left the home and returned with several bottles of wine. The victim later left the house for a while, hoping that doing so would calm her.
When the victim returned, the woman began shouting and threw a vase. When it smashed on the floor, it caused several cuts on the victim’s foot.
When police tried to get her to tell them version of events, she was so angry that officers couldn’t understand her.
The woman was taken to Stamford Hospital for evaluation. As police escorted her out of the home, she became combative with them and with Darien EMS-Post 53 staff. At the hospital, she was issued a misdemeanor summons charging her with disorderly conduct.
She was scheduled to appear the next day in state Superior Court in Stamford.