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Police: Sobriety tests stopped after woman with .29 BAC keeps falling down

An Orchard Park woman who ran from the scene of a crash Wednesday night and was falling down during sobriety tests had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit, police said.

The crash happened on Big Tree Road in Orchard Park near the Hamburg line at about 10:10 p.m., Orchard Park police said.

Corrine Gallagher, 51, fled on foot but was caught by Hamburg police and was returned to the crash scene where a witness identified her. Police at the scene stopped administering field sobriety tests because Gallagher kept falling down, police said.

She registered a blood-alcohol content of .29 percent, nearly four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Gallagher was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an injury accident, following too closely, not wearing a seat belt and refusing a breath test.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Mercy Ambulatory Care Center with a back injury.

Gallagher was released and has a court date later this month, police said.