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Police: Schenectady mother drove drunk with kids in car, then left them behind as she fled

Police: Schenectady mother drove drunk with kids in car, then left them behind as she fled

Police: Schenectady mother drove drunk with kids in car, then left them behind as she fled
Michelle C. Robinson
Photographer: Schenectady County Jail (inset); Shutterstock (background)

SCHENECTADY -- A Schenectady mother is due back in court next week after police say she drove drunk earlier this month with two children in her car and then left them behind and fled after being confronted.

Michelle C. Robinson, 30, of Kelton Avenue, faces multiple charges in the May 5 incident, including felony driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

The incident began shortly before 3 a.m. at the intersection of Brandywine Avenue and State Street as witnesses discovered her inside her vehicle unconscious with two children inside, according to police allegations filed in court.

When confronted by the witnesses, Robinson then left both children, ages 3 and 8, at the intersection and drove away, police allege.

Police caught up with Robinson within 15 minutes at her residence, prosecutor Chandler Delamater said Thursday. Robinson refused blood alcohol testing, the prosecutor said. 

Delamater declined to comment on the status of the children.

Robinson also faces two counts of misdemeanor criminal contempt for violating an order of protection by driving drunk with the children in the car, according to the allegations.

Robinson's attorney, Alexander Shmulsky, declined to comment on the case Thursday.

Robinson has since been released on bond and is due back in court next week.

 

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