Deputies: mom drove drunk with 1-year-old in car

Deputies say a mother was driving drunk with her 1-year-old son in the vehicle when she veered across the road into a ditch and her vehicle rolled.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to Panama-Stedman Road in the Town of North Harmony around 8 p.m. on Thursday. Deputies say 24-year-old Maria Linamen was driving her 2006 Chevy Impala at an unsafe speed before crashing it into a ditch.

Linamen suffered a minor lower leg injury in the accident. Her 1-year-old son was not hurt.

Authorities say Linamen was intoxicated, and she was arrested for felony DWI under Leandra’s Law. Her son was turned over to relatives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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