Wyoming woman admits driving drunk to scene of brother’s DWI arrest

As troopers were with Mattson, his sister arrived in a car and a trooper noticed a “strong smell of alcohol,” police said at the time.

 An Arcade woman charged with DWI after she drove to the scene of her brother’s arrest for DWI at their family campground pleaded guilty Monday in Wyoming County Court.

Maila M. Mattson, 56, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI and was sentenced by Judge Michael Mohun to a year conditional discharge. Mohun also fined her $500 plus a $395 surcharge, revoked her driver’s license and ordered her to have an Interlock device installed. The fine and surcharge were paid by Mattson.

Mattson was arrested June 18 while at Mockingbird Campgrounds on Genesee Road.

State troopers were called to the campgrounds about 1 a.m. and stopped a vehicle driven by Aarni E. Mattson, 52. He was charged with felony DWI.

As troopers were with Mattson, his sister arrived in a car and a trooper noticed a “strong smell of alcohol,” police said at the time.

Troopers ordered her out of the car, but Mattson refused and then tried to drive away when a sheriff’s sergeant attempted to take her keys. She had to be physically removed from the car.

At the time, she was charged with open container, DWI, obstruction of governmental administration and no seat belt. Those charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Her brother’s case remains pending in County Court.

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