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Motorists accused of drunken driving


The following were charged with driving while intoxicated and related offenses:

nRyan J. Whitehouse, 22, Troy, also was charged by Potsdam village police with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly stole a Clarkson University maintenance truck. Campus security officers said they saw the truck pulling out of the maintenance facility, so they followed it. The truck never left campus; Mr. Whitehouse allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran from security officers, who called village police for assistance. His blood alcohol content was listed as 0.14 percent. A BAC of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Mr. Whitehouse is to appear in Potsdam Village Court.

n Dustin M. Forbes, 23, Fort Drum, was charged by Watertown police at 2:25 a.m. Sunday with aggravated DWI and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. He was halted on the north side of Public Square. Police listed his BAC as 0.18 percent. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.

n Andrew J. Walts, 27, of 187 E. Main St., Watertown, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Sunday by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies after he was involved in a property-damage accident on Route 283 in the town of LeRay. He also was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, fourth-degree criminal mischief, failure to keep right and crossing a road hazard marking. Deputies said he damaged a 2005 Jeep Cherokee owned by Christopher J. McConnell, Calcium, which he was driving without consent. Blood was drawn for determination of his BAC, according to the sheriff’s office.

n Mark Marzano, 44, South Rutland Street, Watertown, also was charged by Lewis County sheriff’s deputies with disorderly conduct for allegedly squealing his tires at 7:52 a.m. Saturday on Shady Avenue in the village of Croghan. Mr. Marzano had a BAC of 0.11 percent, deputies said.

Charged with driving while under the influence of drugs:

nWilliam P. Lafountain, 20, of 10667 Station Road, Deer River, also was charged by state police at 10:40 p.m. Monday with unlawful possession of marijuana on Route 342 in the town of LeRay.

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