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Stamford Woman Busted With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Scarsdale

The Scarsdale Police Department.
The Scarsdale Police Department. Photo Credit: File

A 40-year-old woman from Stamford is facing multiple felony charges after she was busted by police in Scarsdale, N.Y., 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. when they spotted a Honda Accord swerving across the double yellow line on Weaver Street and into the officers’ lane of traffic, police said.

During the traffic stop, the driver, identified as Dewanda Ross, said that she “had one beer several hours prior in Yonkers,” police said.

Officers said that they detected the smell of alcohol on her breath, and that her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, while her speech was slow and slurred, police said.

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

After exiting her vehicle, Ross failed numerous Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and an alco-sensor FST showed she had a blood alcohol content of .21 percent, police said.

Later, a Datamaster DMT test taken at Scarsdale Police Headquarters showed she had a blood alcohol content of .25 percent, police said. Ross was also in possession of marijuana at the time of her arrest.

She 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.

After the 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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