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Motorist accused of tossing vodka bottle from car after Wyoming County accident

WARSAW – A Connecticut woman, driving with two children in her car, threw a bottle of vodka out of her vehicle after she was involved in a collision Monday in southeastern Wyoming County, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies said Jeanene E. Tickner, 51, of Waterford, was driving north on Route 19A shortly after 7:30 p.m. when she crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming vehicle in the Town of Genesee Falls. After impact, Tickner’s car careened approximately 10 feet into a densely wooded area, deputies said.

Tickner was found to be intoxicated, and a bottle of vodka that she had thrown from her vehicle was recovered from the woods, deputies said.

There were two children, ages 9 and 10, in Tickner’s vehicle. Both were taken to a hospital for evaluation but weren’t injured, deputies said.

Tickner was charged with multiple counts of driving while intoxicated – including two felony violations of Leandra’s Law, which is related to the age of her passengers. She also was charged with a felony count of tampering with physical evidence, two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and cited for consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to keep right.

Following arraignment in Genesee Falls Town Court, Tickner posted $5,000 bail and was ordered to return to court July 22.