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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Middle Grove woman charged under Leandra's Law

MOYER, GILLIAN J

According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Middle Grove woman under Leandra’s Law following an incident in the Town of Greenwich.

On December 31, 2016 at 7:32 pm, deputies observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway on County Route 49 in the Town of Greenwich. Contact was made with the driver, later identified as Gillian Moyer, 25, of Middle Grove, NY. There was also a male passenger and an infant in the vehicle. Moyer told deputies that she was driving because her passenger had been drinking.

Deputies could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Moyer’s breath and later failed several field sobriety tests. She was arrested and transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward where she was processed and tested a .21% BAC. Moyer was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.

She was arraigned in Argyle Town Court where she was ROR’d. She is set to appear in Greenwich Town Court on a later date.

The case was handled  by Deputies Kyle Kolar and John LaTour.


{Leandra's Law, also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, is a New York State law making it an automatic felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle, and setting the blood alcohol content, or BAC, at 0.08.}

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