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New York State Police

NIAGARA FALLS — On Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m., troopers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 190 north of exit 23 in the city of Niagara Falls. Troopers located the vehicle on the shoulder of the I-190. The operator, Nancy Jimerson, 34, of Irving, stated she ran out of gas. Further investigation allegedly revealed that Jimerson was under the influence of alcohol and operated the vehicle with an 18-month-old child in the back seat of the vehicle, without a proper child safety seat. The vehicle Jimerson was operating belonged to a friend, without an interlock device, which Jimerson is court-ordered to have due to a previous DWI arrest. Jimerson failed the field sobriety tests given and was arrested and transported to State Police Niagara for processing. Jimerson submitted to a breath test with a .16 percent BAC. Jimerson was charged with aggravated DWI, Leandra’s Law (a class E felony), use of a vehicle without interlock device, endangering the welfare of a child and no child safety restraint. Jimerson was transported to the Niagara Falls City Jail and held on $750 bail. The child was turned over to a family member in good health.

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