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Union Springs driver charged with felony DWI after crash; 6-year-old sent to hospital

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a Union Springs woman on DWI charges under Leandra’s Law after a crash in the Town of Ledyard along Dog Corners Road on Sunday.

The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. and both the operator, Alexandria M. Ferguson, 25, and her 6-year-old passenger had to be transported to Auburn Community Hospital.

They have since been released, but authorities announced charges against Ferguson on Tuesday.

Schenck says Ferguson left the roadway and entered a ditch. The 2015 Jeep Patriot she was operating struck a culvert.

As result, she was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, under Leadra’s Law, which is a felony; driving while intoxicated; endangering the welfare of a child; unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding, and failure to maintain lane.

Ferguson was processed on Monday, February 25th and released with an appearance ticket returnable to Ledyard Town Court on March 5th.

Assisting with the investigation and cleanup at the scene were State Police, Cayuga County 911, and several fire departments including Auror, Fleming, and Poplar Ridge. Southern Cayuga Ambulance also assisted at the scene.

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