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Newark woman attempted to operate vehicle while drunk

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Police say a Newark resident, Laura S. Wells, age 55, was taken into custody by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after a concerned individual reported witnessing her attempt to enter and operate a vehicle while appearing intoxicated.

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Upon receiving the tip, deputies arrived at Nye Road in Lyons and conducted field sobriety tests.

Following the tests, Wells was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and recorded a BAC of .17% after voluntarily undergoing a chemical test at the sheriff’s office.

She has been released and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Lyons Court on September 19.