posted on June 05, 2012 15:45
A Batavia woman will spend a year in jail for violation of probation.
26 year-old Michelle Crawford was in County Court this morning for violating her probation by allegedly driving while intoxicated for a third time.
Crawford is also among the first people in the state to be charged under Leandra's Law for driving under the influence while her children were in the car.
Under Leandra's Law she was found guilty of driving under the influence and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in Erie County.
Crawford is still facing charges of driving drunk on March 8th which resulted in a roll over accident in Byron and caused her jaw to be wired shut.
A tearful Crawford plead with Judge Robert Noonan to allow her to get the help she needs so she could be with her family.
Noonan said if Crawford was appearing before him for just the first time he would be a lot more sympathetic.
He said she was very lucky she didn't kill a family member or anybody else in yet another alcoholic stupor.