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Deputies: Hopewell woman crashed vehicle, drove it down 5&20 on shredded tires

Deputies were called to a portion of State Route 5&20 in Hopewell during the early-morning hours of Saturday after receiving a complaint that a vehicle, which appeared to have been in an accident — was being driven on nothing more than rims.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says deputies located the vehicle, which was traveling in the eastbound lane — operated by Cassandra L. Stewart, 29, of Hopewell and initiated a traffic stop.

Deputies say the right front tire was gone, and the left front tire was heavily shredded. The vehicle also had heavy right-front damage, according to those deputies on-scene.



Through the course of the investigation it was determined that Stewart was impaired by drugs. Deputies later discovered that Stewart struck a bridge and a parked car in the City of Canandaigua.

She was subsequently charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle on unsafe tires.

She was issued traffic citations and will appear in court at a later date.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that additional charges are possible, as the investigation remains ongoing.

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