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Scarsdale Driver Breaks Utility Pole

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A utility pole on Woodland Place was broken in two by a Scarsdale driver who backed into it with a Ford Expedition early Saturday morning.

Stacey Lee Hanmer, 24, was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, both misdemeanors, after she a destroyed the street light fixture and severed power lines when she backed the truck into the pole shortly after 3 a.m., according to a Scarsdale Police report.

At the scene, Hanmer admitted to having three vodka drinks earlier in the night at the Hudson Terrace Club in New York City. In the station, an alcohol breath test determined her blood alcohol content to be .12 percent. The Scarsdale Fire Department and Con Edison were called to assist at the location.

She is due back in court at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Also on the Scarsdale Police blotter from Aug. 1 through Aug. 6:

Dog bite: Police had to sort out a complaint Saturday morning after a leashed dog took a bite out of a fellow walker on Sage Terrace. According to the police report, a grandmother approached the dog with her grandson, questioning if the dog was friendly and would like a treat. After being assured the dog was friendly, she gave it a treat, which it dropped. When the grandmother tried to walk away, the dog lunged and bit her inner thigh, breaking the skin. Police assisted in ascertaining the proper paperwork, including the dog’s license and a dog bite form for the Department of Health. Police also alerted the dog’s owner that the dog would need to be quarantined for 10 days.

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