BEDFORD, N.Y. — Bedford Hills resident Michele L. Chernis, 49, was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was spotted having trouble staying in her lane, according to Bedford police.
At 11:30 p.m. July 26, a caller told police he had been following an erratic driver on Guard Hill Road and suspected the car's operator was drunk, police said. Chernis was stopped near the Interstate 684 overpass when the responding officer spotted her veering out of her lane, police said.
Chernis admitted having had two drinks and failed field sobriety tests, police said. She was arrested and transported to headquarters. She submitted to a chemical test, which measured her blood alcohol content at 0.12 percent.
She was charged with unsafe lane change, a traffic violation, and driving while intoxicated, with the added charge of driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of over 0.08 percent, both misdemeanors.
Chernis was released on her own recognizance and will return to the Town of Bedford Court on Aug. 16.
The following items were also reported in the Bedford Police Blotter:
• An 18-year-old Katonah man was holding a glass pipe and had a marijuana grinder by his feet when he was spotted by a bike patrol officer, police said. At 4:35 p.m. Monday, the officer saw a female and male teen standing on top of a dam in the area of Maple Avenue near Reservoir Road, police said. The officer recovered about 4 grams of marijuana as well as the two pieces of drug paraphernalia from the teens, police said. The male said everything belonged to him and said the girl, 15, of Bedford Hills, had nothing to do with the illegal materials, police said. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and the girl was picked up by her parents, police said. He was released on his own recognizance and was scheduled to return to Town of Bedford Court on Aug. 9.
• A $4,000 gold ring, a $1,000 gold ring and a $400 iPad touch were reported stolen from a home on Hook Road in Bedford, police said. She called Bedford police 12:06 p.m. Monday and said she believed the items might have been taken by a houseguest July 10 or July 11. The woman also said laborers were doing work on her house on those two days, police said. Police found no sign of forced entry and were continuing to investigate.