OTEGO – A woman charged with DUI and possessing heroin tried running from State Troopers before she was arrested in Otego.
Yesterday afternoon, troopers allegedly observed Jacqueline Graves, 30, Otego crossing a road hazard as she was driving on State Route 7 in the Town of Otego. An investigation determined that she was driving while impaired by drugs, but when troopers told her she was under arrest, Graves pulled away and ran a short distance before being grabbed by the trooper again.
An inventory of her vehicle found that she unlawfully possessed a small amount of heroin and did not have a court ordered interlock device installed on her ignition. She consented to a test of her blood for drugs and the lab results are pending.
She was charged with the felonies of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation, first degree. The charges were made felonies because Graves has a prior conviction for DWI within the last 10 years and she has a suspended license.
She was also charged with the misdemeanors of resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree, use of a motor vehicle without an interlock device and other traffic violations.
She was arraigned in the Town of Otego court and was remanded to the Otsego County jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond.