CHESTERTOWN - A Chestertown woman who sideswiped a state Police cruiser and was subsequently arrested in a traffic checkpoint for Driving While Intoxicated faces multiple charges after giving police a false name when she was being booked, police said.
State police arrested Chelsey L. McDonough, 20, of Chestertown, New York after she struck a New York State Police patrol car that was parked on the shoulder of state Rte. 9 in the Town of Chester.
McDonough was initially charged with Driving While Intoxicated and arraigned in the Town of Horicon Town Court, where she was sent to Warren County Jail for lack of $1,000 cash bail.
Hours later, it was discovered that she had illegally used her sister's name during the arrest, police said, and she was then driven from the jail back to the Chestertown state Police barracks and charged with False Personation, second-degree Forgery and Obstructing Governmental Administration. McDonough was then arraigned in Warrensburg Town Court on the additional charges and sent to Warren County Jail again, for a total of $3,000 additional cash bail, or $5,000 property bond regarding the Forgery case in the Town of Queensbury. McDonough is scheduled to appear in Queensbury Town Court Feb. 23, and the Town of Chester Court February 24.