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Senior citizen indicted for two felony DWIs

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered a mental evaluation Tuesday for a 72-year-old woman who has been indicted in connection with two incidents of felony driving while intoxicated.

Kathleen M. Kunkel of Hinman Road, Town of Lockport, pleaded not guilty to the charges. “I don’t know if you know what’s going on,” Kloch told her, but he allowed her to remain free on $1,000 bail.

Her driver’s license was revoked after she refused the breath test following an Oct. 20 arrest in the Town of Lockport, in which the arresting officer saw a full bottle of Scotch beside her in the car. The arrest was made after she was followed on South Transit, Robinson and Bear Ridge roads.

Kunkel’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.14 percent following the other arrest on July 28 in Royalton, when police were called by workers at a dentist’s office who said Kunkel was seemingly drunk at their office.