An alleged drunk woman drove into a gas pump after driving erratically on Route 9W in the Hudson Valley.

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On Friday around 8:45 p.m., the Saugerties Police Department received a 911 call reporting an erratic vehicle traveling on Route 9W in Barclay Heights.

Additional information indicated that the driver drove into the parking lot of Sam’s Food Mart and hit a gas pump.


Upon the arrival, several witnesses detained the driver upon calling 911.


The driver was identified as a 23-year-old from Bethel, CT. Police say during the interview process they established the woman was operating her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Ginia Mireva Rodriguez-David was taken into custody and processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters where a chemical test of her breath established her BAC was 0.19 percent, police say.


Rodriguez-David was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

She was released to a third party to return to Saugerties Town Justice Court in late November.

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