Ulysses, N.Y. — An Ithaca woman faces felony DWI charges after she was arrested in Ulysses on Wednesday, according to New York State Police.

Kristen Avery

Kristen L. Avery, 23, was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Here’s the account given by police:

Avery’s car got stuck in a swampy area behind the Shurfine Grocery on Trumans Road in Ulysses. Police were called for a 911 report of an erratic driver in the grocery’s parking lot.

“An investigation determined that the driver had continued driving into a swampy area behind the store and was stuck while still behind the steering wheel,” a press release said. “A further investigation determined that the driver was intoxicated while she was driving.”

Avery was arraigned in Ulysses Town Court and released to her attorney.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.