On December 17, around 10:00 a.m., a 50-year-old woman from Fort Edward applied for a county driving job for Meals On Wheels.


She didn’t get the job, but instead got sent to jail. Teri Murphy went to the Washington County Municipal Center to apply for the position, but some of the county workers suspected that she may have been drunk. The employees gave the police a call about Murphy.

After she tried to drive away from the Center, she was pulled over by police and then arrested for felony Driving While Intoxicated. It was determined that Murphy allegedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.23 percent, which is just about three times the legal limit.

According to the stories from WNYT and the Post Star, Murphy was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated within the past 10 years. While in court, Murphy gave a guilty plea for Aggravated Felony DWI. She was sentenced for one to three years in state prison. Judge Kelly McKeighan, the Washington County Judge that sentenced her, suspended her sentence so that she may participate in Washington County’s felony drug court program.