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Troopers: Scotia woman drove drunk, tampered with evidence in Queensbury

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QUEENSBURY – A Scotia woman drove drunk and tampered with evidence in Queensbury last weekend, state police said,

Sarah C. Bickford, 35, of Scotia, was arrested June 14 and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony tampering with physical evidence, state police said.

The incident happened just before 5:30 a.m. that morning as state police received a 911 call that resulted in an open line where dispatchers could hear a verbal dispute, state police said.

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Troopers soon located the vehicle near the Interstate 87 northbound off ramp at Exit 20. When the trooper spoke to Bickford, the trooper could smell alcohol and she was then administered field sobriety tests, state police said.

While being taken into custody, Bickford resisted the trooper and attempted to destroy a small baggie containing less than a gram of cocaine, state police said. Bickford was also found to be in possession of a tablet of amphetamine, troopers said.

Bickford also faces one count each of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors.

Bickford was processed and released to appear in court later.

 

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