Buffalo woman charged with Leandra’s Law after crash Thursday

CHEEKTOWAGA – The Cheektowaga Police arrested and charged a Buffalo woman under the state’s Leandra’s Law after crashing her car Thursday afternoon.

Ashley Mauk, 30 of Cable Street Buffalo, was driving on Rossler Avenue around 5 pm when she crashed her Ford Focus into a fire hydrant according to Cheektowaga Police.  She had a child in the car at the time of the crash.

The child was not hurt and was taken to an address on Cable Street by the police.

According to documents filed with the Cheektowaga Justice Court, Ms. Mauk was charged with several DWI charges including Aggravated DWI with A Child Less Than 16, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Drinking Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, Refusal to take a Breath Test, Reckless Driving, Imprudent Speed, Lane Violation, and Driving without valid Insurance.

She returns to Cheektowaga Justice Court on December 21st.

Leandra’s Law (Child Passenger Protection Act) is a New York State law making it an automatic felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle, and setting the blood alcohol content, or BAC, at 0.08.