NORFOLK – A South Carolina woman is in the county jail on $15,000 cash bail and charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a rollover accident with her two young daughters in the vehicle without child restraints.
State police have charged Courtney J. Errigo, 36, of Summerville, S.C., with four felony counts of aggravated DWI: with child, and two counts each of the misdemeanor charges of second-degree reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17. Other charges included speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right, failure to use designated lane, and two counts of improper child restraints.
The accident occurred later Monday morning on County Rt. 39 in Norfolk. Errigo had her two daughters, aged three and five, in the vehicle without any child restraint, according to police.
Neither girl was injured, but both were taken to Massena Memorial for an evaluation, state police said. Errigo herself was treated for an arm injury and then turned over to state police.
Troopers said they charged Errigo at Massena Memorial Hospital shortly after noon yesterday.
At the hospital, troopers obtained Errigo’s blood alcohol level, measured in excess of the .18 percent threshold for an aggravated DWI charge.
Errigo was arraigned in Town of Norfolk Court before Town Justice Lustyik and was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. She is to re-appear in Town of Norfolk Court Friday.