FORESTPORT, N.Y. -- A Herkimer County woman was charged over the weekend after she drove drunk and went off an Oneida County road with two young children in her vehicle, state police said.
Adina F. Huxley, 29, of Cooper Road in Cold Brook, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated DWI and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, Trooper Jack Keller said.
State police say they were called to a vehicle off the road about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Obrien Road in the Oneida County town of Forestport. When troopers arrived, they found a 2004 Cadillac off the east shoulder of the road, state police said in a news release.
Troopers say Huxley -- who had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13 percent -- had been driving the Cadillac with two children, ages 3 and 4, when she veered off the road. No one was injured, Keller said.
Huxley was charged with two counts of aggravated DWI because there were two children 15 years or younger in the car, Keller said. Leandra's Law (Child Passenger Protection Act) is an automatic felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a child 15 years or younger inside the vehicle.
Leandra's Law, which went into effect in 2009, is named after Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old killed when her friend's mother drove drunk and crashed the station wagon they were riding in to a slumber party. Six other children also injured in that crash.
Huxley was arraigned in Remsen Town Court and sent to the Oneida County jail in lieu of $500 bail or $1,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Forestport Town Court.