Woman turned herself into police, charged under Leandra's Law
COEYMANS, N.Y. – An eight month long investigation has led
to the arrest of a woman accused of violating Leandra's Law.
Coeymans Police say they arrested Cassandra Ray, 41, of
Greenville on two felony charges and a misdemeanor in connection to a personal
injury motor vehicle crash that happened in January of this year.
According to authorities, Ray was under the influence of the
prescription medication alprazolam on January 6, 2013 when she was involved in
a crash of State Route 32. Four
children, ages 16, 15, 11, and 1, were in the vehicle with Ray during the
accident which has resulted to a charge of violating Leandra's Law.
The 16 year old in the vehicle suffered a fractured vertebra
as a result of the accident. This injury
has led Ray to be charged with Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree.
Ray is also charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by
Coeymans Police say the investigation took several month
while Ray's blood sample was analyzed for the amount of prescription drugs in
her system at the time of the accident.
Ray turned herself in to police and was arraigned in Town
Court. She was released under the supervision of probation.
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