Officials say a Hudson Valley woman, who shouldn't have been behind the wheel to begin with is now facing multiple felonies after a recent arrest.

As we get into the warmer months, more people are outdoors as well as out on the roads everywhere across New York. Of course, this means more traffic violations statistically. With Memorial Day just several weeks ahead, law enforcement will keep a very close eye on the roads for suspected drunk drivers.

Newburgh Woman Arrested For Alleged Felony DWI 

The New York State Police said in a press release that a driver was pulled over Saturday night for a traffic violation in the town of Newburgh. Troopers say that the driver was a 26-year-old woman from Newburgh who was determined to be intoxicated at the time after an investigation.

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But it looks like she had had a prior brush with the law.

State police go on to say the suspect did not have a valid driver’s license and was currently on probation for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Leandra’s Law. Police say they arrested the suspect and she has now been charged with a number of felonies, including felony DWI.


Aggravated DWI in New York and the Potential Penalties 

According to DWI Team, an Aggravated DWI essentially means that a driver was operating a vehicle while they had a BAC of at least 0.18%.

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According to the Law Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates, the penalties for an Aggravated DWI first offense is a maximum fine is $2,500 and a driver’s license suspension of one year.

A second Aggravated DWI in the past ten years can be punishable by a $5,000 fine and up to four years in prison.

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