Woman, 53, accused of DWI


A 53-year-old woman registered a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal threshold on Bouck Street very early Saturday morning.

Police said Darlene M. Jacobs, of 1805 Dunham Road, nearly hit the median when turning from South James Street down under the overpass at the Erie Boulevard intersection shortly before 2 a.m. An officer pursued and attempted to pull Jacobs over, but police said she did not stop immediately and instead pulled into a driveway on Bouck Street.

When the officer approached the vehicle and asked why she didn’t stop, police said Jacobs replied that she was only turning around in the driveway and attempted to pull out. The officer dodged out of the way and stopped Jacobs, officials said.

Jacobs registered a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent — more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said. Jacobs was also driving on a suspended license due to a still-ongoing prior drunken driving case from January, police stated.

Jacobs is charged with one count each of driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, authorities said.

She is scheduled to appear in City Court.


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