Woman accused of driving drunk with 3-year-old child in car

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 17:28:50-04

A North Tonawanda woman is accused of driving with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit on a Western New York thruway, with her 3-year-old child in the car.

Nickol E. Cesaroni, 29, was pulled over by state troopers just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday on I-190 in Tonawanda. Troopers suspected Cesaroni of speeding. When they approached Cesaroni, troopers say she appeared to be intoxicated. Her three-year-old child was with her.

Troopers took Cesaroni into custody and tested her blood alcohol content (BAC) at their Buffalo station. They report her BAC was determined to be 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. 

Cesaroni's child was given over the the child's father.

Troopers charged Cesaroni with felony driving while intoxicated because there was a child in the vehicle. She is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and several traffic violations. She was issued appearance tickets for Town of Tonawanda Court on July 28 and turned over to a sober party.