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Drunk mom jailed following Norfolk crash; children not injured


NORFOLK - A South Carolina woman with a blood alcohol content police said was more than double the legal limit was jailed following a Monday afternoon rollover accident with her two children in the car.

Massena state police charged Courtney J. Errigo, 35, of Summerville, S.C., with four counts of felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

She was also ticketed for speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right, failure to use a designated lane, and two counts of improper child restraints.

Troopers said the charges were the result of investigation into a one vehicle personal injury rollover accident at 12:07 p.m. Monday on County Route 39 in the town of Norfolk.

The woman was not using child restraints on her daughters, ages three and five, troopers said. They said the children did not appear to be injured, but they were taken to Massena Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

The mother suffered minor injuries to her left arm and was treated at MMH before being put in state police custody.

Troopers said medical records obtained with the woman’s consent indicated a BAC in excess of the 0.18 percent threshold for the aggravated DWI charge.

She was arraigned by of Norfolk Town Justice Donald Lustyik and was sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, with bail set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear again Friday morning in town of Norfolk court.

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