Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Megan L. Poirot, age 43 of Rensselaer, NY, for felony DWI in connection with a crash which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2018.

Driver Charged with Felony DWI in North East Crash

Megan L. Poirot

Authorities said Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Rte. 22 in the Town of North East for a report of a one-car crash.

An investigation alleges that a 2009 Honda Civic operated by Poirot was southbound on Rt. 22 when the operator lost control, after which the vehicle struck an embankment and tree on the west side shoulder.

Poirot suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Sharon Hospital, where she was treated and later released from.

Through further interview and investigation, it was determined that Poirot was allegedly in an intoxicated condition, at which time she was taken into custody for DWI, said authorities.

During processing it was discovered that Poirot has a previous conviction for an alcohol-related offense within the past 10 years, making this current charge a felony.

At this time Poirot has been charged with felony DWI and felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. After being processed she was released on appearance tickets. She is due to reappear before the Town of North East Court at a later date.

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