Mount Vernon Council candidate refutes details of DWI arrestPosted: Updated:
MOUNT VERNON -
One week after her DWI arrest, Mount Vernon City Council candidate Hope Marable is refuting the details in her court documents.
Police say Marable failed field sobriety tests, had impaired speech and was staggering on Saturday after apparently parking her vehicle in the middle of the street at Atlas Place and Hillcrest Road. They say she didn't produce a license and later learned it was suspended. Authorities also say she gave a false name to officers.
Court documents also say she refused a breathalyzer test.
"I did not refuse the breathalyzer," she says. "This unfortunate event has precipitated a myriad of accusations, misconceptions and lies from the pits of hell."
This was not Marable's first run-in with the law. News 12 dug up arrest charges from an incident in November involving not having a license or registered vehicle.
Marable says she is still running for office. She also eluded to the reason for her arrest being politically motivated.
"I was apprehended upon exiting a parked vehicle within 24 hours of submitting a designated petition of 1,500 signatures to the Westchester County Board of Elections," says Marable.
She is due back in court next month.
A spokesperson for the city says it does not comment on matters before the court.