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Many DWI-Related Charges Related to Congers Hit-and-Run

Charges include DWI with a previous conviction, unlicensed driving, operating a car without a DWI interlock, refusing a breath test, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Lynn Rawdon faces DWI charges. Photo: Clarkstown Police Department
Lynn Rawdon faces DWI charges. Photo: Clarkstown Police Department
Clarkstown Police officers were called to Waldberg and South Harrison avenues in Congers at 10:30 p.m. June 13 for a motor vehicle accident.

The victim, a 35-year-old Congers resident, told police a vehicle struck his car on Lake Road and drove away—but he followed it to South Harrison Avenue.

Responding officers stopped and interviewed the driver of that vehicle, Lynn Rawdon, 52 , of Congers.

She was not injured.

The officers said Rawdon appeared to be intoxicated. She was placed under arrest and transported to Clarkstown Police Headquarters. She refused to perform standard field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

She was charged with DWI previous conviction within 10 years (felony), aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle (felony), DWI (misdemeanor), circumvent interlock- operate a motor vehicle without a device (misdemeanor), refusal to take breath test (traffic infraction), leaving the scene of an accident, property damage only (traffic infraction).

She was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court June 14. Bail was set at $10,000 and Rawdon was sent to Rockland County Jail. Her return court date is June 18.

Editor's Note: Lynn Rawdon's age was wrong in the original police report of this incident. The error has been corrected.
willie 6 June 16, 2014 at 03:24 PM
nothing but a MENACE to the motoring public !
Curious Cathy June 16, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Some people just think they can be drunk 24 hours a day and OK to drive because their normal state everyday is to be inbriated. It is a good thing this guy followed her, as he may have saved lives by helping to get her off the road. I'll bet she she sees nothing wrong with the state she is in all the time and is probably just irritated that she got caught. If she got caught several times before, she must be a hard core alcoholic and does not deserve the privledge of driving. She could have killed an entire family driving around like this. She is a 52 year old grown woman who has probably been driving around like this her whole adult life. Her license should be revolked and not given back to her. Period. Get her off the road.
Not as clever as I think June 17, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Wow she sure made some bad choices that day. I'd like to see this case followed up as it wends it 's way through the legal and medical process- hopefully she can get some help. Try not to judge people- you have not walked in her moccasins .
Terry P June 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Oh, stop with the "don't judge" and the "moccasins". It ain't her moccasins I'm concerned with. It's her dang motor vehicle, which in the hands of a drunk driver is an out-of-control 2,000 pound missile. If she killed someone you love you can be darned well sure you would judge. We have got to do more to keep these irresponsible morons off the road.
Think4urself June 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM
She should of been gang stalked 24/7 by her Neighborhood Community Watch Group to prevent something like this from happening. I wonder how the Congers Neighborhood Watch Group dropped the ball with this unlicensed, previous DWI, hit and run driver?

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