A woman is accused of driving drunk in the Hudson Valley with three children in the car.

On Friday April 21 around 1:20 p.m., the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle stopped along Old Route 22 in Patterson.

Responding officers found a car that matched the description still on the side of the road. The driver, 45-year-old Sandra L. Diehl of New Fairfield, C.T., was found to be drunk with three teenage passengers, police say.

Diehl was charged driving while intoxicated, under Leandra’s Law, a felony, for DWI with a passenger under the age of 16.

The minors were turned over to other responsible adults and taken home.

Diehl was arraigned in Patterson Town Court and remanded to Putnam County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail

If found guilty of the felony charge, Diehl faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

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