Police say a Connecticut woman charged with driving under the influence was drunk on vanilla extract, which contains a significant amount of alcohol.

Drunk on vanilla

Drunk on vanilla

Hearst Connecticut Media reports that New Canaan police found 50-year-old Stefanie Warner-Grise sitting in a car at an intersection with her eyes closed.

Officers say they found several bottles of pure vanilla extract inside her vehicle.

They detected an odour of vanilla on her breath and her speech was slurred.

She was then arrested after failing sobriety tests.

Warner-Grise was released on a promise to appear in court.