CANTON – A Canton woman is facing felony driving while intoxicated charges after a property damage auto accident Sunday.
Christina L. Dent, 45, 1700 County Rt. 25, took a wide turn out of her driveway onto Rt. 25 going into the oncoming lane, causing another vehicle. driven by Rene-Paul Forier, 64, 97 Barnes Rd., Canton, to swerve to the left in an attempt to avoid a collision, according to state police.
Dent’s vehicle brushed Forier’s causing minor scratches to her vehicle and no damage to Forier’s. After returning to the scene and attempting to back into a safe position Dent said her vehicle "quit working" and drifted backward off the road and into a fence.
Troopers arrived at the scene and said they found Dent to be driving with a suspended license from a prior DWI and appeared to be impaired by drugs.
Dent was charged with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and unsafe backing.
She was arraigned in Town of Canton court in front of Town Justice Curley and was held in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond.
She is to re-appear in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 28.