Last weekend, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies were busy in an area about 300 miles northwest of Newburgh.
Fifteen drivers in Erie County were charged with driving while intoxicated and four face accusations that they were in lawful possession of marijuana, according to a media report.
Troopers pulled over a man, 72, for reportedly going 67 mph in a 45 mph zone. The man was eventually charged with driving while intoxicated. State police say his blood alcohol content was tested at 0.14 percent. The legal threshold is 0.08 percent.
Around 10 on Friday night, a Rochester man, 55, was pulled over on Interstate 90 for unsafely changing lanes. He, too, was charged with DWI after talking to a state trooper.
In the early morning of Saturday, an 18-year-old man was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. after apparently ignoring hazard markings and failing to use his turn signal. State troopers say he had a 14-year-old passenger and a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent. He was charged with aggravated DWI/child in vehicle, a Class E felony.
Later that morning, a woman was stopped for speeding. Her BAC was measured at 0.11 percent. She also faces a DWI charge.
A 23-year-old woman also faces an aggravated DWI charge after apparently crashing her car and leaving the scene of the accident. Her BAC was reportedly measured at 0.20 percent. A person can be charged with aggravated DWI with a BAC of 0.18 percent and above.
She also faces charges of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, moving from lane unsafely and possession of marijuana.
Source: WIVB, "15 people charged over weekend with DWI," May 5, 2012
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