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Woman charged with violating probation in DWI fatal is freed

LOCKPORT – A Tuscarora Indian Reservation woman was released from jail Friday, but still faces a probation violation on her plea to criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated for crashing her car and killing her cousin, a passenger, in 2007.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered Elexis K. Printup, 26, of Mount Hope Road, freed from Niagara County Jail, where she had held without bail since her March 27 arraignment on probation violation charges.

Printup is accused of drinking, failing to report to her probation officer, not completing community service requirements and removing herself from a substance abuse treatment program.

“You just don’t get it. You’re going to kill somebody. Again,” Kloch told her.

Printup is due back in court May 10 to answer the charges. Her new defense attorney, James J. Faso Jr., persuaded Kloch to let her out of jail.