SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A mother on her way to a day care center to pick up her two small children was arrested for DWI by drugs after she allegedly hit a mailbox and was seen driving erratically by another motorist.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office received a report around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday of a woman driving erratically who was being followed by a concerned citizen. Deputies responded and found the woman, identified as 34-year-old Amy Moritz of Collins, parked in the parking lot of a day care center where she had driven to pick up her kids.
Authorities say Moritz failed field sobriety tests. A Drug Recognition Expert was called to the scene and determined alcohol did not appear to be a factor. Moritz consented to have her blood drawn.
Deputies say Moritz has a prior DWI conviction from 2004, her license is suspended in three separate jurisdictions for failing to answer a summons and one for not paying a fine, and that she has an outstanding warrant in the Town of Hamburg for traffic charges.
But on top of that, deputies say they found Moritz had hit a mailbox on Mill Street on her way to the day care center.
Moritz is charged with felony DWI by drugs, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and failing to maintain lane. She is being held in the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.
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