Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that after a week-long trial,
Danyle Malcolm, 36, of Stephentown was found guilty yesterday in Rensselaer County Court of Aggravated
Driving while Intoxicated, a class E Felony, in violation of section 1192 (2-A) (b), and Driving While Ability
Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor, in violation of section 1192 (4) of the Vehicle and Traffic
Law of the State of New York. Malcolm was found not guilty of a third count of Endangering the Welfare of a
The charges stem from an arrest in 2019 where City of Troy police arrested Malcolm after a traffic stop on 6th
Avenue, in the city of Troy. The proof at trial showed that Malcolm was impaired by a combined influence of
Cannabis and Buprenorphine, with a two-year-old child in the vehicle.
“After thorough deliberation and review of the evidence, the jury found Ms. Malcolm guilty of the DWI
charges. If you drink, or use drugs and decide to drive, you put lives at risk,” said District Attorney Mary Pat
Donnelly. “We are thankful that no one was hurt, this conviction sends a message that those that make the
choice to drive under the influence will be held accountable for their actions.”
Malcolm faces a maximum of sentence of 1⅓ to 4 years when she is sentenced on August 30th.
Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Dorando prosecuted the case.