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Woman Asleep In Car After Crash In Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

Crompond Road in Yorktown, where the woman struck the guardrail and fell asleep behind the wheel.
Crompond Road in Yorktown, where the woman struck the guardrail and fell asleep behind the wheel. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A woman fell asleep behind the wheel of her car after allegedly drinking, driving, and crashing into a guardrail in Northern Westchester, police said.

Members of the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to a stretch of Crompond Road (Route 202) at approximately 6 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, where there was a report of a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. It was further reported that the driver appeared to be sleeping in the front seat.

Upon arrival, officers found the driver - later identified as Croton-on-Hudson resident Larissa Rojas-Leon, 21 - and her vehicle, which had struck a guardrail.

The investigation into the crash determined that Rojas-Leon allegedly was under the influence of alcohol when she failed to keep right in her lane and disobeyed a traffic signal before striking the guardrail.

Rojas-Leon was arrested at the scene and transported to the Yorktown Police Department, where she was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent, both misdemeanors. She was also cited for failure to keep right and disobeying a traffic control device.

Following her processing, Rojas-Leon was released and is due back in Yorktown Justice Court on Sept. 25 to answer the charges.

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