Fulton County

Police: Intoxicated driver had 11-year-old in vehicle

She registers BAC of 0.19 percent

JOHNSTOWN – A woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated Saturday after a traffic stop on Route 67, according to state police.
Elizabeth A. Heroth, 42, was charged with one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and other violations of the vehicle and traffic law, according to a police report.

She was pulled over after a trooper saw her driving westbound in a grey Chevrolet Avalanche approximately 25 mph below the speed limit, troopers said. The vehicle also crossed both the center and fog lines several times, and when the trooper turned on his emergency lights and siren, the vehicle continued on for a short distance before stopping, according to state police.

The trooper, upon approaching the vehicle, found an 11-year-old girl in the back seat screaming and crying, troopers said.  When asked why she was crying, the girl said it was because of the way Heroth was driving, troopers said.

Heroth was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, more than double the legal threshold for driving while intoxicated, which is 0.08 percent. 

She was arraigned in Johnstown Town Court and was sent to Fulton County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or a $5,000 bond.

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