Drunk Driver Damages Several Headstones at New Hartford Cemetery, Police Say
Several headstones at a cemetery along Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford were damaged by a drunk driver whom police say also also crashed through a chain link fence that surrounds the grounds.
New Hartford Police responded to Green Lawn Cemetery at around 3:00 early Tuesday morning and charged with the driver with DWI. Officers say 30-year-old Nicole Washington was headed westbound on Seneca Turnpike when she crossed over the eastbound lane and continued off the road, through the fence and onto the cemetery grounds causing damage to multiple gravesites.
Officers say the Washington, of Utica, failed a field sobriety test at the scene. She was also charged with failure to keep right and moving from her lane unsafely.
Police say the total cost of the damage to the headstones is still being determined.
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