Authorities in New York have reported that a 35-year-old woman accused of driving while intoxicated for the fourth time will face a felony charge. The Palisades resident was taken into custody during the early morning hours of Oct. 17 after being stopped for a traffic violation. A records check revealed that the woman had been convicted of drunk driving in 2004, 2008 and 2009. New York law allows prosecutors to file felony charges against motorists accused of drunk driving when they have had at least one DWI conviction during the past 10 years. After being taken into custody, the woman was transported to a detention facility in South Nyack.
According to a Rockland County police report, officers pulled the woman's vehicle over after they observed it failing to obey a stop sign. The incident occurred on Route 9W near the New York State Thruway in South Nyack at approximately 1:10 a.m.