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South Glens Falls woman charged with DWI after accident

2011-11-18T06:05:00Z South Glens Falls woman charged with DWI after accident Glens Falls Post-Star
November 18, 2011 6:05 am

GLENS FALLS -- A South Glens Falls woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after she drove into a utility pole early Friday, knocking out power to a number of Glens Falls homes and businesses, police said.

Amber M. Carter, 24, of Ferry Boulevard was arrested shortly after the 1:09 a.m. crash on Hudson Avenue, Glens Falls Police Detective Sgt. John Winchell said.

Carter allegedly drove off the street near the U.S. Post Office, taking down a pole but not suffering any injuries, police said. National Grid customers in the area lost power for a short time, but their service had been restored as of 6 a.m. Friday.

Carter was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent, above the 0.08 percent threshold for DWI, Winchell said. She was charged with misdemeanor DWI and ticketed with failing to maintain her lane.

She was released pending prosecution in Glens Falls City Court. Glens Falls Police Officer Andy Mija made the arrest.

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  1. signals75
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    signals75 - November 18, 2011 11:06 am
    jacobbones said: "I dont understand why we have all the cops camped out on south street every night but we still see these DWI stories.Why dont they just put a cop at each of the 2 parking lots and make everyone leaving the lot get checked. "

    Because all drunk drivers dont originate on South St.? Maybe she was leaving a friends house where they were drinking. And what times are the cops supposed to start illegally harrass drivers? Lets start with mid afternoon. You know how many people are getting drunk at happy hours and driving around? And the majority arent young people... Yet this is never spoken about.
  2. jacobbones
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    jacobbones - November 18, 2011 7:35 am
    I dont understand why we have all the cops camped out on south street every night but we still see these DWI stories.

    Why dont they just put a cop at each of the 2 parking lots and make everyone leaving the lot get checked.

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