Woman Facing Leandra’s Law Charge After Crash

A woman whose blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit is facing Leandra’s Law charges after state troopers say she struck a utility pole with a child in her vehicle.

The New York State Police and Kennedy firefighters were called Sunday evening to a report of a crash on Miller Valley Road in the town of Poland. An investigation found that 27-year-old Brooke Lucas was driving when her vehicle exited the north side of the road and struck a pole.

A child in Lucas’ vehicle was transported to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown as a precaution; Lucas was uninjured in the crash, the state police said in a news release.

Lucas, who reportedly failed field sobriety tests, later provided a breath sample of 0.19%. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated — Leandra’s Law, and is scheduled to appear in Poland Town Court later.

Power was knocked out for several hours to customers along Miller Valley Road.


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