A Hawaii woman who had been accused of killing her twin sister is being held in Delaware County Jail on a DWI charge.


ALEXANDRIA DUVAL [New York State Police photo][/caption]

Authorities say 37-year-old Alexandria Duval of Maui was arrested Monday after the car she was driving almost struck a vehicle operated by a state police investigator.

According to New York State Police, Duval was observed failing to keep right as she drove on Route 23 in the Village of Stamford.

A trooper stopped Duval on Main Street and determined she was intoxicated.

Investigators say Duval's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.26 percent, more than three times the legal limit. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations.

Duval was arraigned in Stamford town court and ordered held on $5,000 bail.

Authorities in Hawaii had said Duval was the driving of an SUV that plunged off a cliff on May 29. Her twin sister - Anastasia Duval - was a passenger in the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alexandria Duval was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death. But a judge later dropped the charge, concluding there was not enough evidence to show she caused her sister's death.

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