Woman drives car through house of estranged husband

A Southington woman was arrested Tuesday night after she drove her car through the Paul Heights home of her estranged husband, reported Southington police.

Jennifer Luisi, 31, of Southington was charged with criminal violation of a protective Order, reckless endangerment first degree, criminal mischief first degree, breach of peace second degree, and driving under the influence.

Police said they received a call at 9:04 p.m .about a verbal argument at 55 Paul Heights. While en-route to the scene, officers were told by dispatch that the situation escalated and that a vehicle was being driven on the front lawn of the home and was then driven into the home.

Upon arrivalat 55 Paul Heights, police said officers found that a vehicle had been driven through the front door of the home and came to rest in the living room of the home. 

Police said Luisi arrived at the house and began banging on the door attempting to speak with the victim, who was estranged husband). The victim then dialed 911, said police. Luisi reentered her vehicle and drove her vehicle into the front of the home, which was occupied by the victim.

At the time of the incident, police said, there was an active “No Contact” protective order in place between Jennifer and the victim. Officers also suspected that Luisi was under the influence of alcohol, said police. Due to the damage to the home, the Southington Fire Department and the Southington building inspector also responded to the scene. Police said the house was deemed to be structurally sound.

Police said Luisi was processed and held on a $25,000 cash or surety bond and was scheduled to appear in Bristol court today.

Jennifer Luisi

Jennifer Luisi

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