COLDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Colden woman is facing felony drug and alcohol charges after a crash on St-391 Wednesday afternoon. New York State Police say they responded to a call of a SUV driving erratically and got to the scene to find 52-year-old Barbara Bender-Suto’s vehicle disabled on the shoulder of the road.
Police say they determined her vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, traveled back across the southbound lane, off the roadway striking a mailbox, a haywagon with pumpkins for sale in a yard and a fence. Bender-Suto was not injured in the crash.
According to police, Bender-Suto failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. Police say she admitted to taking prescription narcotics. Bender-Suoto was taken to ECMC, where police confirmed she was intoxicated from narcotics/depressants. She was charged with DWAI.
Because Bender-Suto had a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years, her DWI and DWAI charges are felonies. She was also charged with move from lane unsafely and failed to use designated lane.
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