Police charge woman with Leandra’s Law violation following traffic stop

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HALFMOON, N.Y. (NEWS10) –The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office has charged one woman with DWI after she reportedly was found driving erratically with a child in the car.

Sarataoga County Sheriff’s pulled over Jessica Fitch, 29, of Waterford after she was observed moving unsafely from her lane on Route 9 in the Town of Halfmoon. The incident occurred just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

After conducting a traffic stop and further investigation, officers determined Fitch was intoxicated. She was subsequently charged with Aggravated DWI- Leandra’s Law (class E felony), Aggravated DWI – per se, DWI, BAC of .08% or greater (unclassified misdemeanor), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A misdemeanor), Moving from Lane Unsafely, and Illegal Signal (infraction).

Police report Fitch’s BAC to be over .18% while she was driving with a child less than 15-years-old in the car. She was processed and released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Halfmoon Court on a later date.

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