Alleged drunk driver had BAC four times over limit

HANOVER, N.Y. (WIVB) – A woman arrested last week for DWI allegedly had a BAC that was more than four times over the legal limit.

At 8:30 a.m. last Friday, State Police were flagged down while patrolling Routes 5 and 20 in Hanover by a concerned citizen who told troopers about an erratic driver.

Troopers caught up to the car in question and say they witnessed the driver swerving over the fog line and into the oncoming lane.

After pulling her vehicle over, officers interviewed Norma Peterson and say the 44-year-old Angola woman displayed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test.

At the State Police barracks, her BAC was tested at .34 percent – which is more than four times over the legal limit of .08 percent.

Peterson was charged with aggravated DWI. She is due to appear in court later this month. 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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