SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A bizarre scene played out in Scarsdale last week that led to a New Rochelle woman’s arrest for drinking and driving.
Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 3, police were dispatched to a Rural Drive home, where a woman was reportedly attempting to gain entry to a nearby residence unlawfully.
Upon arrival, responding officers found New Rochelle resident Victoria Hamann, 27, sitting on the ground in front of the home with her legs crossed around a stop sign. According to the police report, she told officers she was playing Pokémon Go and her friends had left her. Meanwhile, her car was parked nearby and still running.
Hamann was evaluated by members of the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps., but additional medical services were required. She was reportedly unsteady on her feet, needed assistance to the ambulance and her speech was slurred.
“It is believed that the defendant did drive in a highly intoxicated state, operated her vehicle from New Rochelle to Scarsdale, was involved in a motor vehicle accident at an unknown location, and stopped her vehicle on Rural Drive,” the report says. “(She) claimed that she was coming from the car dealership after some repairs were completed, knocked on the door of and attempted to enter the residence of someone who she had no connection with.”
According to the report, Hamann’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, her clothes were in disarray and there was a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. After being placed under arrest, her blood alcohol content was shown to be .21 percent, nearly triple the legal limit.
Hamann was treated at White Plains Hospital before being transported to Scarsdale Police Headquarters for booking. Her cell phones were retained as evidence, she was charged with a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and released on $250 bail. She is due back in Village Court on Wednesday, Aug. 10.