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Empty whisky bottle found in car pulled over for speeding in Eden

An empty whisky bottle was found on the floor of a car pulled over for speeding and swerving all over Route 62 in Eden, according to police.

Lt. John McCarthy was working on a roving patrol shift early Saturday, looking for intoxicated drivers, when he saw a car heading north on Route 62 at a high rate of speed. The car was clocked by radar doing 80 miles per hour in a 45 zone, police said.

With the lieutenant in pursuit, the speeding car kept going for almost another two miles before pulling over near Route 75, police said. For more than a mile, it traveled on the wrong side of the road in an area with blind curves and grades, police said, then veered on and off the paved shoulder after crossing back over to the correct side of the road.

Once the car pulled over, the lieutenant noticed an empty whisky bottle on the passenger side floor, police said.

Nicole M. Zambito, 23, of Lancaster, was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. She had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent, police said.

Zambito was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, operating on the shoulder of the highway, failure to keep right and possession of marijuana.

Zambito’s car was impounded and she was released in her parents’ custody, pending a July 14 court appearance.