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Gloversville woman accused of hitting cop while drunk

November 01, 2018 04:26 PM

Police say a Gloversville woman was driving drunk when she hit a police officer on Halloween. The officer was helping with the citywide Halloween celebration.

Bobbi Trudel, 63, of Gloversville is facing a list of charges, including reckless endangerment and aggravated DWI. 

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Police say she was drunk when she hit a bicycle officer with a car at Church Street and North Arlington Avenue, which is just steps from the police department.

That officer was on duty, helping with the citywide Halloween event. He was treated and released. Authorities say his injuries are minor.

In the days leading up to Halloween, Gloversville police put an emphasis on safety, talking to children and giving out reflective bags. 

The city put extra officers on duty to help during the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. trick-or-treating.

Tracy LaPort of Gloversville says she doesn't think door-to-door trick-or-treating is safe in the city.

"Last night, I spent up in Caroga Lake with my sister doing a Halloween project that she does every year and it makes it safe for the kids. We know the candy's all wrapped. Nobody's tampered with it. The kids love it," explained LaPort.

She says what happened on Halloween with all the kids out could have been much worse.

"It's about the kids. Just like all the holidays should be for the kids. Halloween is one of the biggest for every kid. It's fun. That's the way it should be. It shouldn't be a danger to go out and knock on somebody's door and get a piece of candy or just walk in the street," she reasoned.

Trudel -- who is also accused of consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, was sent to jail on $15,000 cash bail.

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