25 November 2019
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
 Troop T Commander
 
 

PRESS RELEASE
 



Buffalo, NY – On November 22, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-190 in the city of Buffalo for a vehicle and traffic violation.  The driver of the vehicle, Shawnniece T. Pearson, 26, of Buffalo, NY, was found to be intoxicated while traveling with a 3-year-old child.  Pearson was taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Buffalo where her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.09%. 
 
She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child in the Vehicle; a Class E Felony and Endangering the Welfare of a Child; a Class A Misdemeanor. 
 
Pearson was released to a sober third party and issued appearance tickets returnable to the City of Buffalo Court on December 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.       
 
The child was turned over to a responsible party at the scene of the traffic stop.   
 
 
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