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Report: DWI Charges Dropped Against Woman for Medford Incident

Kregel's attorney says physical and mental disabilities gave false appearance of impairment, reports FIOS1.

A Farmingville woman formerly charged with driving under the influence while her nephew was in the car in Medford has been cleared by the Suffolk County District Attorney reports FIOS1.

Karen Kregel, 44, was on April 16 after her 2004 Honda Accord was seen by police traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of the Long Island Expressway service road in Medford around 11:18 a.m. The vehicle made a U-turn, causing another vehicle to swerve to avoid an accident, police said.

When police stopped Kregel's vehicle, they charged her with being impaired by drugs. Kregel's attorney reportedly says this was false, as a combination of physical and mental disabilities gave this appearance.

Kregel was also originally charged with endangering the welfare of a child, among other state vehicle and traffic law violations.

See the original report on FIOS1.

John T June 03, 2012 at 11:12 AM
The media is quick to convict so they sell newspapers
nikki June 05, 2012 at 02:40 PM
then why was she driving the wrong way on the road ? Does then mean it is ok to drive the wrong way on the road with kids in the car? and we will not get in trouble as long as you have medication to back up your story?

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