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MOIRA — A police pursuit started in Franklin County and concluded in St. Lawrence County with the arrest of a woman who was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, Monday evening.

Leisa Ward, 55 of Lawrence, was charged by New York State Police with felony driving while intoxicated, and unlawfully fleeing an officer 3rd degree.

According to a press release from the New York State Police, Ward’s vehicle was traveling west on State Route 11 in Moira at 65 mph in a 35 mph zone, when a state trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop but Ward failed to pull over.

The pursuit continued on State Route 11 until Ward turned onto County Route 54 in St. Lawrence County and after Ward turned onto Ferries Road in Lawrence, where the pursuit ultimately ended in a driveway, according to the press release.

Ward refused a test to determine her blood alcohol content and did not have a driver’s license but a non-driver identification with a revoked status for a prior driving while intoxicated conviction in 2014.

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