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Woman who seriously injured Medina man with car arraigned on vehicular assault

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Danielle Conrad

ALBION – An Irondequoit woman who is accused of causing life-threatening injuries to a Medina man after hitting him with her car on Sept. 7 was arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday for second-degree vehicular assault.

Danielle E. Conrad, 38, also has been arraigned with driving while intoxicated and driving with .08 percent (or more) Blood Alcohol Content.

The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on Harrison Road in the Town of Shelby. Christopher M. Caldwell, 37, had been a passenger in a sedan operated by Conrad, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department reported on Sept. 8.

At some point the two got into a domestic dispute and Caldwell was dropped off on Harrison Road. Conrad drove off, but returned to pick up Caldwell a short time later. She apparently drove past him at one point, then drove down the road and turned around. During all this time they were conversing with each other by cell phone.

Conrad drove down Harrison Road a second time and that time she struck Caldwell, the Sheriff’s Department reported. He was flown by Mercy Flight helicopter to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

The District Attorney’s Office said he remained hospitalized when the grand jury indicted Conrad about two weeks ago.

Conrad told Judge James Punch she didn’t have means to pay for an attorney so he assigned Nathan Pace as her counsel.

Conrad has a prior felony from about 20 years ago, Pace said. She also is currently in the Drug Court program in Monroe County.

Judge Punch set bail at $10,000, and also issued an order of protection for Caldwell. Conrad is next due in court on Nov. 23.