Woman accused of New Year’s Day DWI crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A woman is accused driving drunk after a chain of incidents on New Year’s Day. Audra Sandy, 40, was arraigned Friday morning in State Supreme Court on felony drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident charges. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says this is not Sandy’s first time in trouble with the law.

The DA’s office says the Buffalo woman’s vehicle struck a parked car in the driveway of a West Seneca home on January 1st. Sandy allegedly fled the scene when her vehicle jumped a curb, struck another vehicle, ran into a pylon and a street sign and then landed in a parking lot. The DA’s office says she got out of the vehicle and walked to a tavern, where she registered an alleged .10 percent blood alcohol content.

Sandy was convicted of a vehicular manslaughter in 1998, in Genesee County, when she drove drunk and crashed into the corner of a house. Her passenger passed away. In 2006, she was convicted of another DWI.

If convicted of the New Year’s Day DWI, she could face a maximum prison sentence of one year and four months to four years behind bars.

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