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Police Nab Woman With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Scarsdale

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A 40-year-old woman is now facing multiple felony charges after being busted by police in Scarsdale for drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit on Monday morning.

Officers in Scarsdale were on patrol shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning when they spotted a Honda Accord swerving across the double yellow line on Weaver Street, into the officers’ lane of traffic.

During the subsequent traffic stop, officers said that the driver, Stamford, Conn. resident Dewanda Ross stated that she “had one beer several hours prior in Yonkers.” While speaking with Ross, officers said that they detected the smell of alcohol on her breath, and her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, while her speech was slow and slurred.

Police said that when prompted to exit her vehicle, Ross “stated ‘my car is married,’ and several other statements that did not make sense.”

After exiting her vehicle, police said that Ross proceeded to fail numerous Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and an alco-sensor FST showed she had a blood alcohol content of .21 percent. Later, a Datamaster DMT test taken at Scarsdale Police Headquarters showed she had a blood alcohol content of .25 percent. Ross was also in possession of marijuana at the time of her arrest.

Ross was arrested and charged with felony counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction dating back to 2012 and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .18 percent with a prior conviction. She was also charged with a misdemeanor count of using a borrowed vehicle without an interlock, unlawful possession of marijuana and several traffic violations.

Following arraignment, Ross was released on $100 bail. She is due to appear in Scarsdale Village Court on Monday afternoon to answer the charge.

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