Rome woman charged with DWI after tractor-trailer hits van parked in the middle of Thruway

Associated Press

New York State Police say a Rome woman caused an accident that left a tractor-trailer on fire Wednesday, after the semi crashed into her van that was stopped in the middle of the Thruway.

Posted: May 8, 2020 3:54 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 4:25 PM

SCHUYLER, N.Y. – New York State Police say a Rome woman caused an accident that left a tractor-trailer on fire Wednesday, after the semi crashed into her van that was stopped in the middle of the Thruway.

According to police, Jamie L. Davis, 43, was allegedly driving drunk when she parked her car in the eastbound driving lane of the Thruway, without any lights on, after running out of gas around 4:30 a.m.

A tractor-trailer driven by 73-year-old Joseph B. Maxwell, of Torrington, Conn., hit the van from behind. A second tractor-trailer from Ruan Transport Corporation, driven by 65-year-old Gary C. Roe, of Johnstown, couldn’t avoid the accident and ended up crashing into the disabled tractor-trailer.

The second tractor-trailer then caught fire, and all eastbound lanes were closed between exits 30 and 31 as crews cleared the scene.

None of the parties were seriously injured, according to police.

Police say Davis was found to be intoxicated, and driving with a suspended license. She refused to speak with the troopers at the scene, and was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for an evaluation. At the hospital, she refused to submit to a blood test to determine the amount of alcohol in her system.

Davis was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation, both felonies, as well as several vehicle and traffic violations. She also has a previous DWI conviction.

Davis was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to return to Town of Schuyler Court on June 1.

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