A Rome woman has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs Tuesday after a two-car accident that sent a 2-year-old to the hospital, Oneida County sheriff’s deputies said.
The accident happened at about 7 a.m. on State Route 49 when Kristi Cianfrano, 32, of Rome, was driving her 2012 Lexus eastbound, deputies said.
She reportedly was driving erratically and struck another eastbound vehicle, a 2007 Honda Ridgeline, operated by Courtney Forester, 21, of Rome, deputies said.
After the collision, Cianfrano’s vehicle left the shoulder and hit the guardrail. Forester’s vehicle also left the shoulder and hit a cable rail.
Forester’s passengers, Michael Forester, 31, of Rome and Zionah Sawyers, 2, also of Rome, were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for minor injuries and released.
Cianfrano was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and issued several traffic citations, deputies said.
She was arraigned and sent to Oneida County jail in lieu of bail. Floyd Fire Dept. and AmCare ambulance assisted on scene.