School Crossing Guard Accused of DWI After Morning Shift

Police say the crossing guard had just left her post

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013  |  Updated 2:51 PM EDT
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School Crossing Guard Accused of DWI After Morning Shift

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Police arrested a school crossing guard in a store parking lot shortly after she completed her morning shift for allegedly driving while intoxicated, authorities say.
 
Joanne Griffiths was taken into custody in the parking lot of Waldbaums in Patchogue Wednesday morning after someone called 911 to report a possible drunk driver. Police responding to the 9:30 a.m. call say she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. 

 
Griffiths had just left her post as a crossing guard at Montauk Highway and Bell Avenue in Blue Point, police say. 
 
The 58-year-old woman is expected to be arraigned Thursday. 
 
It wasn't clear if she had an attorney. 

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