New City woman with 2 flat tires drives drunk into sheriff's car, deputies say
A Rockland County woman who drove into the back of a sheriff's department cruiser in Nanuet while drunk early Monday faces several charges in the incident, police said.
Janet Genao, 23, of New City, was driving along North Middletown Road at 2:16 a.m. on two flat tires, the Rockland County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Monday. A deputy was conducting a routine traffic stop on another vehicle when Genao's northbound car hit the deputy's car from behind, police said.
Genao was arrested and given a breath test, which showed she had a blood-alcohol reading of .18 percent or higher, police said. The legal limit for intoxication in the state is .08 percent.
She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, DWI, failure to use due care for a stopped emergency vehicle under the state's "move over" law and having unsafe tires.
Rockland deputies did not immediately return a call for comment Monday.
Genao was released on an appearance ticket and is due in Clarkstown Town Court on March 18 at 9:30 a.m. No information on her legal representation was available Monday. A man who answered the phone at her residence on Monday hung up on a reporter.