Woman pleads guilty in drunken, wrong-way crash on Saw Mill River Parkway

Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 15:39:26-05
Tess Keegan (Westchester County District Attorney)

Tess Keegan (Westchester County District Attorney)

NEW YORK – A 23-year-old South Salem woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges after drunkenly driving the wrong way down Saw Mill Parkway and badly injuring another driver in the summer of 2015.

Tess Keegan pleaded guilty to one count of felony, aggravated vehicular assault and one misdemeanor traffic violation.

On August 7th, just after midnight, Keegan was behind the wheel of a 2010 Kia Forte driving south in the northbound lanes of Saw Mill River Parkway when she slammed into a 2008 Toyota Camry, pinning the male driver.

The man suffered life-threatening injuries was rushed to Westchester County Medical Center with a broken femur, fractured ribs, bruised lungs and other injuries.  He survived, but had to undergo extensive surgery.

When police found Keegan she had no shoes on; glassy, bloodshot eyes; a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and impaired coordination, according to police.  She was arrested at the scene with a blood alcohol content of .22 percent.

Keegan will be sentenced June 1, 2016.