Town of Newburgh - Toxicology tests indicate that Melyssa Weston had used cocaine and alcohol before she ran a red light and collided with another vehicle last month.
Weston, 34, died about 6:20 a.m. April 1 at Route 300 and Forest Road in Newburgh. The driver of the car Weston struck suffered minor injuries.
Town of Newburgh police said Weston’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Cops at the accident scene retrieved a partially consumed bottle of Jack Daniel’s bourbon from her Dodge Dynasty.
Though her blood tested positive for traces of cocaine, police said the tests did not determine how long before the crash she’d used the drug.
According to police, Weston, a florist and mother of two, should not have been behind the wheel in any case because she had six suspensions on her driver’s license.
On the morning of the crash, Weston’s fiance said she was heading home from a friend’s house, where she’d partied and slept the night before.