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Traffic stop results in stolen car charges

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Posted at 11:36 AM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 11:36:00-04

A speeding violation turned into a felony charge when City of Tonawanda Police found the woman was driving a stolen car.

Police say Andrea Alexander, 26, was stopped on Niagara Street for speeding when a DMV check of her license showed two suspensions for failure to pay fines. Police also found she was driving a car stolen from Enterprise Car Rentals on February 23.

Alexander was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation, no drivers license, unregistered motor vehicle, speeding and use of a vehicle without the consent of owner, according to police.

Officers also said the car had smashed side windows on the driver's side, which Alexander could not explain.