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Ransomville woman arrested on Leandra's Law violation

by jmaloni
Sat, Aug 13th 2011 12:00 am

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest this week of a Ransomville resident on a violation of Leandra's Law after she was pulled over on the 5000 block of Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Cambria.

According to NCSO Capt. Greg Schuey, Jennifer L. Pils, 35, of 3196 Randall Road in Ransomville was observed Tuesday morning heading eastbound in the westbound lane on Lower Mountain Road, partially on the shoulder of the road and driving directly toward him. After the woman swerved back and corrected her driving Schuey turned his patrol car around and proceeded to pull her vehicle over.

At the time of the stop Schuey noticed that Pils had appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and the woman's 2-year-old son was in the vehicle with her. Schuey proceed to conduct a series of field sobriety tests, which Pils failed.

According to NCSO reports, New York State Police Trooper Scirri, a drug recognition expert assisted with further field-testing that Pils also failed. She admitted to taking an undetermined amount of narcotics that morning, consented to blood testing and was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport.

NCSO charged Pills with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by combined influence of drugs, aggravated driving while intoxicated - child under 16 in a car, endangering the welfare of a child, failure to stay right, and driving on the shoulder.

New York State Child Protective Services had been contacted due to nature of the incident and that Pils' child was in the vehicle. The child was ultimately turned over to a family member.

Pils was taken to the Niagara County Jail and was arraigned in Town of Cambria Court on Tuesday evening.

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