Woman crashes stolen SUV, charged with DWI under Leandra's Law

A Buffalo woman was charged with DWI under Leandra's Law following a rollover crash in the Town of Olean. Four kids were in the car and were not properly buckled in.

OLEAN, NY — A Buffalo woman is charged with driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law after rolling a stolen SUV with four unrestrained children inside, according to State Police.

Alesaundra M. Allen, 24 of Buffalo, has been charged with DWI-Leandra's Law (Felony), fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unlawful fleeing, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated unlicensed Operation and numerous vehicle and traffic law summons.

Troopers say on Friday they attempted to stop Allen for speeding on E. River Road in the Town of Olean, but she didn't pull over.  She turned onto Steam Valley Road. Allen drove a short distance, lost control, and the vehicle rolled over once and landed upright.

Troopers later found out that the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder Allen was driving had been reported stolen in Buffalo on Sept. 19.

Allen failed sobriety tests given by a Drug Recognition Expert. 

Keisha C. Weakfall, 26 of Rochester, was a passenger in the car, as well as four children ranging from three to five years in age.

No injuries were reported.

Weakfall was released to Olean Police on an active warrant. Child Protective Services responded for the children involved.

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