Case Continued for Woman Charged With Driving Drunk With Kids in the Car

Randie Murphy, of Naugatuck, is due back in court on May 31 for a disposition hearing.

The case of a Naugatuck woman accused of driving drunk with her children in the car may come to an end soon.

Randie Murphy, 28, is facing two counts of risk of injury to a minor and driving under the influence after borough police and allegedly intoxicated a few streets away from her 81 Beacon Manor Circle home on March 1.

Murphy appeared in Waterbury Superior Court on Thursday, May 17, and her case was continued until May 31 for a disposition hearing, according to a notification from the state Judicial Branch.

The term disposition hearing refers to when a case is settled or resolved, according to the state. It also could mean there’s a possibility Murphy could plead guilty to the charges or accept a state-mandated program in exchange for a clean record.

Murphy has since pleaded not guilty in the case. She remains out of custody on a $20,000 bond.

Police said Murphy had her 3- and 4-year-old children in the back seat of her car when investigating officers found her just before 6 p.m. on March 1. She failed a field sobriety test, had bloodshot eyes and also had a bottle of alcohol in the car, police said. When police asked her where she was coming from, she told them New Britain.

Murphy is facing other charges, including misdemeanor assault and breach of peace, in separate cases, the state’s website detailed.


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