Amber Samonek, 20, of the Oswego State women’s hockey team was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 3:03 a.m. on Feb. 11, according to a New York State Arrest Report provided by Oswego State University Police.
Samonek was pulled over at 2:46 a.m. on 5th Avenue in the city of Oswego. According to the report, her blood alcohol limit was measured above .08 of 1 percent blood content. She was also charged with two turn signal violations and unsafely changing lanes. She was issued an appearance ticket for 9:30 a.m. on March 22 at Oswego City Court.
Katherine Mlostek, Lauren Martel, Laura Thacker and Monica Cramer of the Oswego State women’s hockey team were in the vehicle during the incident. No charges were filed for those players.
Oswego State Athletics Department released the following statement on the situation:
“Oswego State Athletics and Oswego State women’s hockey take this matter very seriously. The appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken.”
Oswego State women’s hockey will be playing on the road tomorrow at SUNY Potsdam and back home Saturday against SUNY Potsdam for senior day. The status for all players involved for this weekend’s games are unknown.
The Oswegonian will update the story as new information is made available.
Samonek’s court case on March 22 resulted in no official sentence, the Oswego City Court said. Her next court date is scheduled for April 25.
After Samonek’s court case on April 25, no official sentence was given, the Oswego City Court said. Her next date is scheduled for July 25.
Per the Oswego City Court, Samonek’s court case scheduled for July 25 resulted in no official sentence. The court also said her next court date is scheduled for Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m. No further information was provided about the court case itself.
FINAL UPDATE (9/19/18)
Samonek’s court case was finalized on Aug. 23. The case was dismissed after official sentencing from Oswego City Court. Her final conviction charge description was Driving While Ability Impaired. Samonek pled guilty and was only charged one time for the DWAI.
Her charges are as follows:
- $350.00 fine that was due on April 25, 2018.
- A conditional discharge for one year.
- A $255.00 surcharge due on April 25, 2018.
- Drivers’ license revoked for one year.
The Oswegonian found that Samonek is no longer a student at Oswego State.
Oswego State athletics said they have no comment on the situation.