A woman drove her car through a red light at the intersection of Red Mill Road and Sherwood Avenue in Rensselaer which gave an East Greenbush Police officer a reason to pull her over. This happened on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

When the officer asked the woman for her license or some form of identification, the woman said that she left her home without her license. She told him a name and birth date. There was a woman in the passenger seat for her identification, too, but she also could only tell him a name and birth date.

During the questioning of the women, the office noticed that there were two small children in the car. One more thing that the officer saw was an open top of a bottle on the driver’s seat, which happened to be a wine cooler. That prompted the driver to be taken into custody.

East Greenbush Police Department

While the driver was getting out of the car, the officer saw the passenger, also had a wine cooler bottle. She was also taken into custody for an open container violation. But that wasn’t the end of it for her. She also had marijuana on her.

The driver, 24 year-old Shamara N. Dean of Rensselaer finally admitted that she gave a false name to the officer because she had a suspended driver’s license. 28 year-old Keyana Nesbit from Albany, also admitted to giving a false name, because she was wanted on a warrant issued by the Troy Police Court.

In a press release from the East Greenbush Police Department, both women were charged with open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, criminal impersonation and child endangerment.

Dean, the driver, was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed and passing a red light operation of a vehicle. She was released with a summons to see appear  in East Greenbush Town Court on June 13, 2013.

Nesbit was additionally charged with unlawful possession Marijuana and detained as a fugitive. She was taken into custody by Troy Police. he driver, Dean The children have been turned over to the grandmother.

It’s a good thing that nothing bad happened to the kids.