Woman with child in car charged with DWI, car theft

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

A 35-year-old South Buf­falo woman was ar­rested early Sun­day morn­ing for ag­gra­vated DWI and steal­ing a car af­ter she drove to Mercy Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of a dog bite, all with an 8-year-old child in the car.

Buf­falo Po­lice of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to a com­plaint of a drunk woman at the hos­pi­tal found Traci Egana of Parkview Av­enue “irate” and “threat­en­ing staff/se­cu­rity and us­ing loud pro­fan­ity.”

She was be­ing treated for the bite, but had taken the keys and car with­out per­mis­sion. A breath test re­sulted in a 0.11 per­cent blood-al­co­hol con­tent.

She was charged with unau­tho­rized use of a ve­hi­cle, grand lar­ceny, ha­rass­ment, dis­or­derly con­duct and driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated.

– Jonathan D. Ep­stein

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