Police say they responded to a hit-and-run crash on Route 11 in Canton at around 6 p.m. The driver of the vehicle that was rear-ended was not injured during the crash.
Anya Tendler, 43, of Madrid, N.Y., the driver who rear-ended vehicle, did not stop and continued driving. Tendler is the town of Madrid's judge.
State Police say they saw the suspect's vehicle in Potsdam with front-end damage. Trooper tried to stop the vehicle, but Tendler continued driving.
A short time later, troopers were able to stop the vehicle. Police say Tendler was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Her 5-year-old triplets were passengers in the vehicle. They were not injured.
Police say her children were turned over to a family member. Tendler refused refused to take a test to determine her blood alcohol content.
Tendler was charged with three counts of Leandra’s Law-aggravated DWI with a child passenger under 16 Years of Age, and unlawfully fleeing a police officer. Tendler was also ticketed for reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, moving from lane unsafely, unregistered motor vehicle and consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
Tendler was arraigned and was released under the supervision of probation. Tendler is to reappear in court next week.
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