Deputies: Merkel arrested after driving woman to site of prostitution bust

Deputies: Merkel arrested after driving woman to site of prostitution bustby WHAMMerkel.PNGAAVictor, N.Y. – A woman convicted in the crash that killed a Fairport teacher in 2012 is facing new charges in Victor.Megan Merkel, 28, was convicted of DWI and traffic charges in connection with the death of Heather Boyum, She is now accused by Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies of driving with a revoked license.Thursday, deputies and Canandaigua Police arrested Maria Platten, 24, of Rochester after they say she agreed to have sex with an undercover officer. Deputies said Merkel was seen driving Platten to the hotel. They later determined her license had been revoked.Merkel has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies say she was in possession of crack cocaine.Platten was charged with prostitution and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.The full criminal complaint can be read here:

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