After being granted a one-year conditional discharge for child endangerment earlier this month, a Dexter woman early Thursday went on an alleged erratic driving spree that ended with her arrest on 10 charges, including driving while intoxicated.
Watertown police patrols cornered a car operated by Amber M. Brown, 28, in the parking lot of Ryans Jet Gas, 740 State St., at 1:30 a.m. to bring her to a stop. She also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a red light infraction, failure to comply with police orders, failure to yield the right of way, driving across a road barrier, driving on a sidewalk, failure to keep right, failure to signal a turn and refusal to submit to a breath test.
She was released without bail later in the day following arraignment before Watertown part-time City Judge Eugene R. Renzi.
Police said she drove onto Public Square from Franklin Street, crossed over a road barrier in front of a patrol car, then headed up State Street, entering the opposite lane. The subsequent investigation revealed that minutes before she was seen on Public Square, her car struck a parked vehicle owned by Scott J. Andrews, 1137 Boyd St., in front of his home, police said.
Ms. Brown was arrested on Aug. 27 by Jefferson County sheriffs deputies on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child after she was found passed out in her car off Route 11 in the town of Watertown while her two sons were in the auto. She pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 6, was given a one-year conditional discharge and was assessed fines and court fees totaling $505, according to town of Watertown Court.
Also accused of DWI and related offenses:
■ James R. Russell, 33, of 23021 Route 411, LaFargeville, was charged by state police at 3 a.m. Oct. 21 on County Route 3, town of Alexandria, with aggravated DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after they allegedly found him unconscious at the wheel in the westbound driving lane. It was determined he had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent. Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or more constitutes intoxication. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.
■ Richard F. Morris III, 24, of 180 Dorsey St., Watertown, was arrested by Watertown police at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Breen Avenue on charges of aggravated DWI, failure to signal a turn and speeding at 43 mph in a 30-mph zone. Police said he had a breath test reading of 0.24 percent BAC.
■ Christine R. Sidney, 26, of 428 Gill St., Watertown, was cited with aggravated DWI, speeding at 50 mph in a 30-mph speed zone and operating an uninspected vehicle as a result of her arrest by Watertown police at 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Newell Street. Police said her BAC was 0.18 percent.
■ Chad R. Hogle, 21, Canton, also was charged by state police at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 69, Canton, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway and having inadequate license plate lighting and no headlights. His BAC was listed as 0.15 percent.
■ Jamie S. Eastman, 43, of 5475 Naumburg Lane, Castorland, also was charged by Jefferson County sheriffs deputies at 8:45 a.m. Monday on Route 177 in the town of Rodman with operating a vehicle having a suspended registration and no inspection. The sheriffs office listed his test reading as 0.16 percent BAC.
■ Timothy K. McConnell, 40, of 10052 County Route 97, Adams, is facing charges of felony DWI and failure to keep right following his arrest by Oswego County sheriffs deputies at 11:50 p.m. Saturday on Route 104 in the town of Scriba. He is charged with a felony because he has a DWI conviction within the past 10 years. Mr. McConnell had a DWI arrest in 2007 in the town of Rodman.
■ David P. Nichols, 49, of 16281 Route 178, Adams, also was charged at 8:55 p.m. Sunday by state police on Route 178 with failure to use signal lights and failure to keep right. He tested at 0.10 percent BAC, police said. Mr. Nichols had DWI convictions in 1997 and 1992.
■ Ronald J. Dionne, 56, Vassalboro, Maine, was charged by state police at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday on Port Street in Pulaski, where he initially was cited with speeding at 49 mph in a 30-mph zone. He tested at 0.15 percent BAC, police said.
■ Eddie N. Dividu, 37, Fort Drum, also was charged by state police with speeding at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21 on Route 342. His BAC was 0.08 percent, troopers said.