Hudson Valley Woman Charged With DWI Has Fitting Last Name
Everyone makes mistakes, but some may say that one Ulster County resident certainly lived up to their last name very recently. Mid Hudson News reports that a 24-year-old woman was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of a crash on December 26. Not too many details are available as of now, though witnesses say that a pickup truck with heavy damage to its front drove away from the scene of a crash in the Village of Saugerties.
Mid Hudson News says that police found the vehicle not far from the accident. Police arrested the woman, whose last name is Lawless, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident.
Law enforcement is out in full force this time of year looking for drivers who could be under the influence. Earlier this month, police busted a New York state man who allegedly was driving at three times the legal limit. Police say the incident happened on the NY State Thruway when a 31-year-old man was stopped by state troopers. WKTV didn't go into detail about why the Herkimer County man was stopped, but when you allegedly are driving with the blood alcohol content this guy was, then there could be any number of reasons why. Troopers say they found the man to be drunk and took him to the nearby barracks where his BAC was .28%, which is three times the state's legal limit.
This wasn't the only case like that. WNYT says that a 35-year-old man was caught going a whopping 145 MPH on I-890 in late November. Police told WNYT that the driver already had five DWIs in the past ten years, and has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated. If you're wondering who he was even driving with a license, well, he wasn't. Police say his license had been already revoked due to his prior record.
Just a few weeks prior, police busted a suspect for driving over four times the legal limit. WBNG says the 34-year-old suspect was found with an open container beside him when police caught up with him asleep behind the wheel. Police the man had somehow crashed into a dumpster and then drove straight through the grass, and onto a nearby road. Police arrested the man and took him to the Broome County Sheriff's Office where he blew a .37%. Next time you want to take a snooze, please do it in your own bed.