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Woman charged for texting and drunken driving in Lockport

LOCKPORT – A Buffalo woman stopped for weaving as she was driving on South Transit Road early Sunday told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that her friends were texting her directions, but deputies said she also was driving drunk.

India B. Golden, 35, of Olympic Avenue was stopped at 3:46 a.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of South Transit Road and charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, passing a red light and operating a vehicle while using a portable electronic device.

Golden told deputies that she was trying to tell her friends that she shouldn’t be texting while driving.

Deputies said she had first passed a red light at South Transit and Ruhlman roads and had been weaving back and forth across the road. She appeared intoxicated when she was stopped and was found with a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent, which is above the 0.08 percent limit for legal intoxication, deputies said.