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Windham woman charged with vehicular assault

November 25, 2019 12:34 pm

WINDHAM — A Greene County woman was charged with three felonies after driving off the road with her son in the car Friday, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Silvana Sherman, 42, of Windham, was driving a 2008 Mercury sedan just after 3 p.m. Friday on Route 296 in Jewett when she veered off the road and struck a tree, Sheriff’s Lt. Adam Brainard said.

The five-year-old boy, who was not identified by the sheriff’s office, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center for treatment of head and hip injuries and was in the hospital Monday morning, Brainard said.

Sherman was transported to Albany Medical Center for evaluation but she was not seriously injured, Brainard said.

Sherman was charged with driving while intoxicated with a past conviction and aggravated DWI with a child, both class E felonies, first-degree vehicular assault, a class D felony, endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor and failure to keep right, traveling at an imprudent speed and a seat belt violation, all infractions.

Sherman was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Jewett Town Court on Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.

The accident remains under investigation, Brainard said.

Hunter EMS and Greene County Paramedics also responded to the scene.