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2012-07-26 / Local News

Woman indicted on drunken driving, other charges

A Depew woman is facing up to four years in prison if she is convicted on charges stemming from a drunken driving arrest in May.

A grand jury indicted Antoinette Short, 43, of Bellevue Avenue for feloniously aggravated driving while intoxicated, feloniously driving while intoxicated, circumvention of ignition interlock device, failure to drive on right side of road, and possession of alcohol in vehicle, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita.

According to Sedita, Short was driving on Route 219 in Orchard Park on May 27 with a blood alcohol content of .34 percent. Short had been convicted 10 days earlier for DWI and was court-ordered to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle.

At the time of her May 27 arrest, she allegedly operated her car without that device. She also had an open container of vodka with her, according to the district attorney.

If convicted, Short faces a maximum prison sentence of four years. Arraignment is scheduled for July 27.

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