PLATTSBURGH — A woman was arrested for allegedly driving while impaired after she ran over a man with a car, police said.
At 1:42 p.m. March 31, Plattsburgh City Police were called to an incident on Brinkerhoff Street.
Shortly before, Meisha Kent, 21, who was previously in a relationship with Todd Breyette, was in the process of moving her belongings out of their joint apartment on Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh City Police Lt. Scott Beebie said.
As Kent was backing out of the driveway, Breyette held onto the vehicle’s window because he did not wish for her to leave, Beebie said.
Breyette lost his balance and landed on the ground and Kent allegedly backed her car over him, he said.
He was transported to CVPH Medical Center for treatment of lower body injuries, said Beebie.
A cat that was in the vehicle at the time of the accident was uninjured and returned to the apartment, he said.
When officers arrived, they suspected Kent was under the influence of an unknown substance and she submitted to roadside sobriety testing, he said.
She was arrested that day after a drug recognition expert detected that Kent was impaired by drugs, Beebie said.
Kent was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while under the influence of drugs, both misdemeanors. She also incurred a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Kent was released on a appearance ticket, according to a City Police blotter entry, and is due to appear in Plattsburgh City Court to face the charges on April 12.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg