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Motorists accused of driving while intoxicated


Minutes after a car was reported stolen on Gill Street early Wednesday, an allegedly intoxicated woman was found driving the auto on Coffeen Street, according to Watertown police.

Lindsay M. Pskowski, 27, of 689 LeRay St., Apt. 2, was arrested at 6:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of Coffeen Street, and faces charges of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, felony possession of stolen property and circumventing an interlock device. She was released without bail following arraignment before Watertown City Judge Eugene R. Renzi.

Police said she had a breath test reading of 0.18 percent. A BAC level of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.

According to the City Court file, David J. Griggy, 1429 Gill St., Apt. 4448-A, reported his 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse stolen at 5:40 a.m., and after the car description was broadcast minutes later to police patrols, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy saw the auto on Coffeen Street.

Mr. Griggy told police he had started the car, then walked his dog, and was returning in time to see his car being driven away.

Ms. Pskowski’s DWI and unlicensed charges are felonies because she was convicted of DWI in town of LeRay Court in December.

Also charged with DWI and related offenses:

n Daniel L. Hilts, 29, of 8808 Mill St., Three Mile Bay, was arrested early Monday by Watertown police on his fourth aggravated DWI charge in two years.

He was charged with felony aggravated DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, avoiding use of a vehicle interlock device, avoiding a traffic control device and resisting arrest. Police said he attempted to run from officers after being stopped shortly after 3 a.m. in the 300 block of Mill Street. He later refused to take a breath test, police said.

Mr. Hilts is charged with felonies because he was convicted of DWI in August in connection with a felony aggravated DWI arrest on May 13 in the town of Mexico. He also had aggravated DWI arrests in January and February 2010 in the town of Lyme.

n Destiney K. Parker, 21, of 22418 Echo Drive, Watertown, was charged early Monday by Watertown police with aggravated DWI in the 100 block of Main Avenue.

She also was charged with obstructing governmental administration, failure to comply with police orders and failure to make a required turn. Police said that after she was halted, she attempted to drive away. Her breath test result was listed as 0.25 percent BAC.

n Kimberly L. Weller, 34, of 19037 Route 12F, Dexter, was charged by Watertown police following an accident at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday in which her vehicle struck guardrails off the Black River Parkway. She also was cited with making an unsafe lane change and driving at a speed not reasonable or prudent. Police listed her breath test reading as 0.15 percent BAC.

n Zachary A. DeJoseph, 27, Averill Park, was charged by Lowville village police with aggravated DWI at 10 p.m. Tuesday on East State Street. He also was cited with having an open alcoholic beverage container in his vehicle. Police said he tested at 0.23 percent BAC.

Charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs:

n Kristian A. Baxter, 19, Fort Drum, also was charged by state police at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday on South Main Street in Philadelphia with unlawful possession of marijuana. His passenger, Trevor A. Byers, 18, Fort Drum, also was cited with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Troopers said they were checking a parked car for suspicious activity, and an odor of marijuana was detected. The two were released to await arraignment in Philadelphia Town Court.

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