New York State Police this morning announced a number of arrests for driving while intoxicated, including a 41-year-old man who lives far from Newburgh, arrested for felony DWI.
The Clarence, New York, man was arrested shortly before 10 on Friday night after he was pulled over for speeding in his hometown.
Though his blood alcohol content was 0.12 percent, he was arrested for felony DWI after law enforcement officials learned he'd been convicted of driving while intoxicated within the past decade.
State troopers also arrested a Geneseo man, 49, for DWI a few hours later. He was stopped for speeding at about 1:45 a.m. on St-20A in the town of Sheldon.
He was taken to the nearby State Police barracks and tested for blood alcohol content. The test reportedly showed a BAC of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Less than an hour later, a Cheektowaga, New York, man was pulled over after state troopers said they observed him driving his vehicle erratically across the double yellow lines in his hometown.
He was taken to a nearby police barracks, where his BAC was determined to be 0.12 percent.
Less than an hour after he was processed by officers, a Williamsville man, 24, was pulled over in Clarence for failing to keep right on the road. His BAC was tested at 0.23 percent. He was then arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated.
That charge can be filed if the driver's BAC is determined to be at 0.18 percent or above in New York.
Source: WKBW, "State Police Make Numerous DWI Arrests Over the Weekend," April 30, 2012
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