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Brier Hill woman charged with DWI after crash

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HEUVELTON — A Brier Hill woman was arrested in the village Tuesday night after crashing her car into two telephone poles, allegedly while intoxicated.

Konstance L. Bogardus, 50, crashed her 2005 black Ford Explorer into two telephone poles shortly after 11 p.m. on the Irish Settlement Road and at the intersection of East Lisbon and Rensselaer streets.

State police said Ms. Bogardus was traveling at an unsafe speed on the Irish Settlement Road when she drove through a stop sign and hit the first utility pole. She hit the second pole at the intersection of East Lisbon and Rensselaer streets after driving through a lawn, crossing Rensselaer Street, and attempting to drive back onto the road.

She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Her blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent, police said.

A BAC of 0.08 percent or more constitutes proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or above.

She was also charged with unlawful possession of a “small amount” of marijuana, police said.

She was ticketed for driving at an unsafe speed, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to keep right. She is set to appear in Oswegatchie Town Court on June 4.

No one was injured, state police said.

Members of the Heuvelton Fire Department and Ogdensburg Rescue Squad responded.

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