US Representatives Wife Charged Again With DUI Following Accident

by | January 20th, 2012

January 20, 2012

The wife of a high-ranking government official admitted to texting and driving, and being under the influence, when she was involved in an accident Wednesday night. According to reports from the Times Union, the crash occurred at around 9:00 PM at the intersection of Lark and Lancaster Streets in Albany, New York.

The woman was driving her 2010 BMW when she rear-ended another vehicle. Over an hour after the accident happened, the woman blew a blood alcohol level of .14, which is nearly double the legal limit. Officer James Miller with the Albany Police Department confirmed yesterday that the 49-year-old wife of retiring US Representative, Maurice Hinchey, was only given citations for several infractions following the accident, including:

  • DWI
  • Driving with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent
  • Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
  • Following too close
  • Driving while talking on a cellphone

The representative’s wife was then free to go. This slap on the wrist came after he license was revoked on Monday for an incident where she was caught driving while impaired in Hurley on May 17.

In addition to her two drunken driving accidents, the woman has a record of:

  • Four tickets for talking on a cell phone while driving
  • Three tickets for ignoring traffic devices
  • Two tickets for driving without a seatbelt

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