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Fayette crash leads to aggravated DWI, leaving scene charges

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday around 9:15 p.m. deputies were called to State Route 89 in Fayette for the report of a one-car property damage accident.

They say a vehicle, operated by Tally McDonald, 24, of Romulus had driven into a ditch after striking a fire hydrant belonging to the Town of Seneca Falls Water Department, as well as a mailbox.

Deputies say McDonald left the scene, but was stopped and held by the Seneca Falls Police Department about a half-mile away from where the accident occurred.

Investigation determined that McDonald was traveling south on State Route 89 when her vehicle left the roadway, and sustained severe damage when it struck the hydrant and mailbox.

Deputies say McDonald was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane, and aggravated DWI due to a BAC over 0.18%.

She was issued appearance tickets and the charges will be answered at a later date in Fayette Town Court. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department, as well as New York State Park Police.

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