Alleged drunk driver tells police she swerved to avoid rabbit

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Police say a drunk driver crashed her car after swerving to avoid hitting a rabbit early Saturday morning.

A homeowner on Sheldon Road called Orchard Park Police after witnessing the accident around 6:30 a.m. and seeing the female driver start walking down the road towards Abbott. Officers arrived and stopped the woman, identified as 42-year-old Dawn Ferrari, who told police she crashed after swerving to avoid hitting a rabbit.

Police say Ferrari was drunk. A breath test revealed her BAC to be .22 percent.

She was arrested and charged with DWI and aggravated DWI. 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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