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Woman With Tucked-In Handgun Arrested In New Canaan Incident

Donnalisa Persiani, 51, of 63 Bouton St. W., Stamford, was arrested after she slammed into a vehicle in the driveway of a New Canaan home late Wednesday while she had a Glock handgun tucked into her waistband.
Donnalisa Persiani, 51, of 63 Bouton St. W., Stamford, was arrested after she slammed into a vehicle in the driveway of a New Canaan home late Wednesday while she had a Glock handgun tucked into her waistband. Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A woman with a Glock handgun tucked into her waistband slammed her car into a vehicle parked in a private driveway in New Canaan in a bizarre incident just before midnight Wednesday, police said.

Officers were called at one minute before midnight about an unwanted woman at 190 Brushy Ridge Road, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the damaged vehicle, a broken window in a garage and Donnalisa Persiani, 51, of 63 Bouton St. W., Stamford,, police said. After an investigation, police said they discovered the handgun tucked in her waistband.

She was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, trespass, disorderly conduct, operate under the influence and carrying a firearm under the influence of alcohol.

Persiani was held on $5,250 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Police did not release any other details about the incident.

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