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Police: Drive-thru tip lead to arrest of drunken driver

Police: Drive-thru tip lead to arrest of drunken driver

Woman had 2 children in vehicle
Police: Drive-thru tip lead to arrest of drunken driver
Donna M. Martin.
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ROTTERDAM — A tip from a Taco Bell drive-thru led to the arrest Friday of a woman who was driving drunk with two children in her car, police said Monday.

The incident happened just before midnight at the Altamont Avenue Taco Bell, police said.

Police said they got a call from a person who called police after the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, went through the the drive-thru line, police said.

An officer in the area found the SUV, stopped it and arrested Donna M. Martin, 59, of Schenectady, according to the police report. Martin had two 7-year-old children in her vehicle at the time, police said.

Martin faces two felony counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, as well as refusing to provide a breath test, resisting arrest and other charges, police said.

She was arraigned and ordered held on $10,000 bail.

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