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Woman arrested for DWI twice the legal limit, infant in car

Posted: 11:45 AM, Feb 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-24 16:45:18Z
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Police say an Irving woman faces multiple charges following her encounter with troopers on the I-190.

Troopers say 34-year-old Nancy Jimerson was found in a vehicle on the shoulder of the I-190, north of exit 23 in Niagara Falls.

Jimerson told troopers she ran out of gas, but police say further investigation revealed she was under the influence of alcohol and operated the vehicle with an eighteen-month-old child in the back seat without a proper child safety seat.

According to troopers, the vehicle belonged to Jimerson's friend and didn't have an interlock device which Jimerson is court ordered to have due to a previous DWI.

Police say Jimerson failed field sobriety tests and submitted a breath test with a .16 percent BAC.

She was transported to the Niagara Falls City Jail and faces the following charges:

- Aggravated driving while intoxicated Leandra's Law
- Use of a vehicle without interlock device
- Endangering the welfare of a child and no safety restraint

The child was turned over to family and is in good health.