SANBORN – A woman driving recklessly on Saunders Settlement Road, almost striking a school bus and a guard rail, was stopped by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies just after 10 a.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

Emily A. Lebay, 25, of Divide Road, Niagara Falls, was found with a narcotic hydrocodone pill on the floor of her vehicle, a hypodermic syringe with a needle that had been used for heroin, and 11 small baggies commonly used to carry heroin, according to deputies who ordered a drug test to determine the drug content in her blood.

She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while impaired by drugs after she appeared under the influence and told deputies she was heroin user and had taken one Xanex and a “hydro” earlier that morning.

Deputies said multiple witnesses described her driving as erratic and reckless and one driver told deputies he pulled over because he was afraid of being rear-ended. Deputies said when they pulled Lebay over she started backing up and almost struck their patrol car.