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Supermodel Stephanie Seymour Arrested, Charged With DUI

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    (Main photo) Stephanie Seymour arrives at the 2015 Tribeca Ball at New York Academy of Art on April 13, 2015, and after her arrest Monday (inset) while being processed at Troop G State Police barracks in Bridgeport.

    Supermodel Stephanie Seymour has been charged with DUI after a crash on Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut on Friday night, authorities said.

    Seymour, 47 of Greenwich, backed up into another vehicle while at a stop sign in Greenwich on an I-95 south exit ramp, Connecticut State Police investigators said. 

    Troopers responded to the crash around 9:25 p.m. on Friday and discovered Seymour's black Land Rover sideways at the top of the ramp and a white Mercedes behind it.

    Seymour's eyes were bloodshot, she was "unsteady on her feet" and her breath smelled like alcohol, according to state police. 

    When asked to take a field sobriety test, she refused and it also took six or seven requests for her to fumble through her purse and show state police her license, according to investigators. 

    State police from Troop G barracks in Bridgeport charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol and unsafe backing.

    Seymour, who appeared in several Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions and was a model for Victoria's Secret, made headlines in 2009 when she went through a bitter divorce with then husband, publishing mogul Peter Brant.

    The divorce proceedings turned ugly, with Brant claiming Seymour was an unfit mother for the couple's three children.  He also accused her of submitting "invalid" urine samples in an attempt to prove she was not on drugs or alcohol.

    After Seymour's arrest on Monday, she was released on a $500 non-surety bond. Her agency could not immediately be contacted for comment.

    Seymour is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Feb. 2.