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Deputies: Covert crash results in Leandra’s Law arrest, child uninjured

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 37-year-old Ithaca resident in Covert for DWI-Leandra’s Law — after she was found to be driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle crash.

Deputies arrested Whitney A. Dennis, 37, of Ithaca with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and aggravated driving while intoxicated – Leandra’s Law – a felony.

The charges stem from the report of a one-car motor vehicle accident with no injuries on Rt. 89 in Covert. Deputies say that upon investigation Dennis was found to be intoxicated and subsequently arrested. She was also found to have a 7-year-old passenger in the vehicle during the crash.

She was arraigned in Covert Town Court and released. The charges will be answered on August 7th.

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