Police say a driver pulled over after being observed driving erratically in the area of Morris Street and Blachley Place later registered nearly triple the legal limit in a Blood Alcohol Content test.
Jill Falgiano, 36, of Williamsville, NY, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, failure to exhibit insurance, having an unregistered vehicle and failure to use a turn signal at 1:06 a.m. June 15 after a bystander told Officer Anthony O'Brien that he had seen a woman stumble to her car and believed she may be drunk.
O'Brien proceeded to follow Falgiano's gray 2008 Infiniti sedan as it drove on Morris Street about half-a-car-length away from the vehicle in front of her, then make a sharp turn onto Blachley Place and then onto Elm Street without yielding, stopping or using a turn signal, according to his report. She also was observed driving over the double yellow lines, which prompted O'Brien to activate his lights and pull Falgiano over on Hill Street, according to the report.
Falgiano stopped her car in the middle of the road, according to the report. When O'Brien asked her to pull over to the side of the road, Falgiano said, "Wait, I'm confused. Can you say that again," according to the report.
Once Falgiano had finally pulled over and turned off her car, she asked O'Brien, "May I ask what I did? This is ridiculous, I live right over there. I just came from where all you cops hang out and arrest drunk people," according to the report.
Falgiano told O'Brien she had come from a work function at , noting she had not had anything to drink. When O'Brien said he could smell alcohol on her breath, Falgiano said, "I had a few glasses of wine for dinner," reiterating that she lived close by, according to the report.
While conducting field sobriety tests, another person, identified in the police report as Ryan Colvin, began to approach. He appeared intoxicated as well, according to the report, and had a cell phone in his hand that appeared to be recording the incident, according to the report. During the interaction, Falgiano called to him and said, "Ryan, it is OK, just do what they say," according to the report.
Based on the field sobriety tests, O'Brien determined Falgiano to be intoxicated and placed her under arrest, according to the report. "What does this all mean? I really don't need this right now," she said. "Apparently, I can't have a few glasses of wine anymore."
Later at the , a breath test placed Falgiano's Blood Alcohol Content at .20 percent, or nearly triple the legal limit of .08 percent, according to the report.
She was later released into the custody of a friend.
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