Women arrested for DWI after she applied for a job with Washington County

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a woman for felony DWI after her BAC was almost three times the legal limit.

On Wednesday, Terri Murphy, 50, was charged with Aggravated DWI a Felony and DWI a Felony, both due to a previous conviction within the last 10 years.

Around 10:15 a.m. Murphy was at the Washington County Department of Social Services applying for a job to be a Meals on Wheels delivery driver. Staff suspected she was intoxicated and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responded and interviewed Murphy and determined she did appear to be intoxicated.

She assured the deputy she was walking and left the County complex walking on Broadway. The officer was suspicious and remained in the area and about 15 minutes later Murphy returned to the municipal center parking lot. She got into a vehicle and drove away.

She was subsequently stopped and charged with the above charges. A blood alcohol test determined her blood alcohol content to be .23%.

Murphy was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Fort Edward Court on a later date. The case is being forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review and possible Grand Jury presentment.

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