A woman has been charged with three misdemeanor crimes after she allegedly drove recklessly. Iris Smith, 31, of Morgan, has been charged with driving under the influence, DUI – drug or both and reckless or gross negligent operation of her SUV on Route 105 in Newport Center. She pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court and was released on conditions. State Police Sgt. Joshua Mikkola said in his report that at approximately 5:30 p.m., he was notified of a “Be On The Lookout” alert about a white GMC SUV traveling east on Route 105 in the town of Newport Center. “The complainant, reported the vehicle was traveling behind her and was all over the road, almost striking two different oncoming vehicles. “She said the vehicle almost crashed when returning back to the eastbound lane. Sgt. Mikkola located the SUV, stopped it and took Iris Smith into custody after conducting a roadside dexterity test. The witness also told police that Iris Smith almost hit a pedestrian. A walking pedestrian had to jump over the guardrail to avoid being struck by the SUV.
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