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November 23, 2013

Father, daughter both charged with DWI

SCHROON LAKE — A Moriah man who went to a State Police station to pick up his daughter after her driving-while-intoxicated arrest was himself charged for DWI.

State Police at Schroon Lake were called to Schroon Lake Central School at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, after someone reported an intoxicated woman at the school, according to a news release.

Upon arrival, police allegedly found Kimberly C. McFerran, 36, of Moriah driving away and stopped her. She was given a breath test, which police said showed her blood alcohol content to be .11 percent. A reading of .08 percent is the statutory mark for intoxication.

McFerran was charged by State Police with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, issued State Vehicle and Traffic Law tickets and told she could be released to a responsible individual.

She contacted her father, Robert C. McFerran, 59, of Moriah, who arrived at 5 p.m. at the State Police satellite station in Schroon Lake to drive her home.

Police said he appeared to also have consumed alcohol, and he was given a breath test that showed a reading of .19 percent.

Mr. McFerran was subsequently charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Both McFerrans were released to a sober third party to be taken home.

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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