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Police: Altamont woman drove drunk with four kids

— An Altamont woman involved in a three-car crash was arrested for driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit, with four children passengers in her vehicle.

Guilderland police arrested Andrea L. Gizzi, 38, of 6396 Gun Club Road in Altamont, around 6:10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and charged her with four counts of felony aggravated DWI for having a child passenger, aggravated DWI for having a BAC of 0.18 percent and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Guilderland police said Gizzi was involved in a three car crash on Western Turnpike and her vehicle was found off the road facing eastbound, with “major damage” to the front and driver’s side of the vehicle. When police asked her if anyone was hurt, she allegedly said one child passenger had stomach pain resulting from the crash.

Police said after further interview, Gizzi was allegedly observed to have watery eyes, a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and had to be asked “several times” to produce her license, registration and insurance. A chemical breath test revealed she had a BAC of 0.18 percent.

The four children passengers in her car ranged from 2 years old to 9 years old, according to police, and were turned over to one of the fathers that arrived during the arrest.

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