Two people from New York’s Mohawk Valley region will have to go to court in Plattsburgh next month. They’ve been arrested after their car crashed into a motel in the Lake City early Saturday.
Sonia Dixon, 39, of Herkimer, New York was driving on Route 9 in Plattsburgh at about 2:30 a.m. when, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, her car slowly rolled through a red light onto the wrong side of the road. Deputies tried to stop her in the parking lot of the Sundance Motel, but they wrote that Dixon refused, hitting both a parked car and the motel itself. No one was hurt; the building and the parked car both had minor damage.
Police accuse Dixon of driving under the influence of both natural and synthetic marijuana. She’s charged with seven different offenses; the most serious is felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger younger than 15 in the vehicle. Dixon’s other charges are three misdemeanors and three traffic violations.
Authorities accuse one of Dixon’s passengers — Kareim Lane, 35, also of Herkimer, New York — of giving Dixon the drugs that she’s charged with using. Lane has been arrested for child endangerment and criminal facilitation, both misdemeanors.