A Newport woman was arrested under Leandra's Law after fleeing from traffic stop in Rome.

State Police say 20-year old Jillian Jones allegedly drove away from the Fastrac on Erie Boulevard with with her 6-month old child unsecured in the backseat.

They say Jones drove onto Route 49 and continued into Utica, finally stopping on an unpaved portion of road near the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority facility.

Police say she refused numerous commands to exit the vehicle and Troopers were forced to use a tool to gain entry into the car.

Jones was charged with aggravated DWI-Drugs, endangering the welfare of a child and failure to comply with a police order.


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