Kim Barker, 53, of New Canaan, was charged with driving while under the influence and following to closely in connection with a motor vehicle accident Dec. 8 at 6:22 p.m. Barker was traveling north on Mansfield Avenue in her 2008 Lexus RX350 behind a 2004 GMC SUV when she failed to stop as the GMC was turning and rear ended the vehicle, police said.

Barker failed her field sobriety test and posted a $150 bond. She was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 19.