69-year-old woman caught driving on lawn has drinking and driving record

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 18:24:43-04

A 69-year old woman has been arrested after police say she was driving under the influence. 

It happened in Troy on Isabell Drive and Rhode Island. 

Police say they noticed the woman in a blue 1986 Chrysler Fifth Avenue leave the roadway and drive onto a residents lawn. 

When they pull her over, she allegedly had slurred speech and her eyes were bloodshot. 

Police say Margaret Sarzynski admitted to drinking at a nearby bar and told them she was there for at least six hours. 

Her driver’s license had been restricted in 2010, she was only able to operate a car if it had an interlock. 

Sarzynski had four prior convictions of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. 

She tested .16% on a breath test. She’s been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol 3rd offense. 

Sarzynski could serve up to five years in prison. 

A personal bond was set at $1,000.