LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Lockport woman is facing a long list of charges after Sheriff's deputies say they pulled her over for driving drunk with two kids in the car.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Karen Trinkwalder was actively drinking an alcoholic beverage while driving near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Old Niagara Road in the Town of Lockport around 6:30 Wednesday evening.
Deputies say when they pulled her over, they saw she had a 6 and 8 year old child in the back seat.
After failing a field sobriety test, she was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated (Leandra's Law violation), two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.
The kids were taken home by a family member. Trinkwalder will remain in Niagara County Jail until she is arraigned.