Drunk woman tried to save ducks in storm

2012-10-30 22:44
Arlene O'Dell stands amidst the downed power lines and trees on Barberry Lane in Sea Cliff, NY. (Kathy Kmonicek, AP)

Arlene O'Dell stands amidst the downed power lines and trees on Barberry Lane in Sea Cliff, NY. (Kathy Kmonicek, AP)

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Glen Rock - A US woman faces charges that include risking a catastrophe after she jumped into a raging creek to "save" a couple dozen wild ducks from the superstorm.

Southern Regional Police in York County said Justina Laniewski went into a Pennsylvania creek on Monday evening, and her toddler started to follow her.

A neighbour grabbed the child, but it took firefighters from a nearby station to rescue Laniewski from neck-high waters. She was also charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Southern Regional Sgt Darryl Smuck says a breath test showed Laniewski's alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving.

A phone listing for her couldn't be located.

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