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Hamburg woman charged under Leandra’s Law after falling asleep in front of school

A Hamburg woman who fell asleep in front of Blasdell Elementary School after driving her children to school is charged under Leandra’s Law for driving while under the influence of drugs with a child in the car.

Amber L. Minter, 25, was found asleep behind the wheel of her car with the motor running about 11:25 a.m. Monday, Blasdell Police Lt. Joseph Gramaglia said. Gramaglia and Det. Robert Yeates responded to the report, and after waking Minter up, they discovered a 4-year-old child in a booster seat in the back seat of the car.

They called Hamburg Town Police Officer Dave Olday, who is trained in drug recognition, and it was determined that Minter was under the influence of narcotics and unfit to drive, Gramaglia said.

She told police she drove her children to school at about 9 a.m., and was in front of the school making phone calls when she fell asleep.

She was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a with a person under 16 in the vehicle – Leandra’s Law, endangering the welfare of a child, and driving with a suspended registration and uninsured vehicle. Police also contacted Child Protective Services, which is investigating, Gramaglia said.