WARSAW – A 33-year-old Nunda woman was arrested on a charge of aggravated drunken driving for having two young children in her vehicle when she was stopped about 1:14 a.m. Friday on State Route 362 in the Town of Wethersfield.
Laurie J. Bownds, of Keating Lane, Nunda, was arrested by Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies as she was driving south in the northbound lane of that roadway.
She failed field sobriety tests and an open alcohol container and marijuana were found in her vehicle. There were two children, ages 4 and 8, in the vehicle.
Bownds was charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle under the state’s Leandra’s Law, and standard drunken driving, with higher than a 0.08 percent blood alcohol level, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana and failing to keep right. The children were released in the morning to an adult and Bownds’ car was impounded.
She was held for hours in the Wyoming County Jail until her bail was posted.