Livingston County woman charged with Leandra's Law violation

Kathleen R. Klien Photo: Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Kathleen R. Klien

Created: November 24, 2020 03:56 PM

SPRINGWATER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Sparta, Livingston County woman was charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law after deputies say she crashed a vehicle into a ditch with a 14-year-old passenger.

It happened near Webster Crossing Road and Liberty Pole Road in the town of Springwater at around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Kathleen R. Klien, 41, was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under the age of 16 and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Deputies say Klien had a previous DWI conviction in Tennessee in May of 2019.

Klien was arraigned at the Livingston County Jail and released on her own recognizance per New York’s bail reform law.

She is due back in court at a later date.

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