According to Mid-Hudson News,
RED HOOK – A Red Hook woman was arrested recently after police were dispatched to do a welfare check of a woman passed out in the driver’s seat of a car. The 36-year-old woman is now facing felony charges for the March 28 incident.
Police officials say that a caller reported a woman passed out behind the wheel at the intersection of Morry and Hewlett Roads in the Town of Red Hook.
Responding officers answered the 2:15 p.m. call and made contact with the driver, now identified as Amber Pease. She was witnessed inhaling nitrous oxide from a canister, known as a “whip-it.”
Officers then attempted to take Pease into custody and she resisted. Once in custody, Pease was charged with the felonies of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Pease has a previous DWI conviction. The woman was also charged with the misdemeanors of resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.
She was processed and released on appearance tickets for a future court date.