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New York State Police troopers charged an Auburn woman with felony driving while intoxicated last week.

An Auburn woman with a past drunk driving conviction was arrested this week on charges that she drove while intoxicated again, New York State Police said Wednesday in a press release. 

Melissa A. Dugan, 28, had been operating a motor vehicle on Hamilton Road in Brutus with a blood alcohol content greater than .08% while in possession of an open container, troopers said. She had been previously convicted of DWI within the last 10 years, elevating her charge this week to a felony.

After Dugan was arrested when she failed standard sobriety tests, she was transported to the Auburn state police station, where a BAC of .10% was recorded, troopers said.

Dugan was arraigned at Brutus Town Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or bond. She is scheduled to appear in court May 20.

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