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Sun., Oct. 4
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Motorists accused of DWI


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

n Amanda K. Petrus, 21, Watson, was charged by Lewis County sheriff’s deputies at 3:22 a.m. Sunday following a one-car rollover accident on Number Four Road in the town of Watson.

Ms. Petrus was traveling south when she failed to reduce speed for a corner and her vehicle left the right side of the road and overturned, deputies said.

She was treated at the scene by Lewis County Search and Rescue. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Lewis County Public Safety Building, Lowville, where deputies said her blood alcohol content was 0.16 percent.

A BAC level of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law.

n Larry B. Coffie, 59, of 8143 Route 812, Lowville, was charged by state police with aggravated DWI at 4:20 p.m. Feb. 27 at Main Street and Belfort Road in Croghan. He also was cited with failure to keep right.

Police said he had a BAC of 0.18 percent. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.

n Kathleen M. Kraeger, 47, Constableville, was charged by state police with aggravated DWI and third-degree assault in connection with a domestic fight reported to troopers shortly after 9 p.m. Feb. 27.

No other details were available regarding the assault charge or the aggravated DWI count, which was lodged on Route 26 in the town of West Turin.

n Dakota J. Marzano, 18, of 10799 Duck Harbor Road, Chaumont, was charged by Watertown police at 3:54 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Palmer Street. His BAC was listed as 0.14 percent.

He also was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation for allegedly failing to answer three summons orders on Jan. 6 and two summons orders on Oct. 24, and failing to pay a fine on May 6.

n Seth G. Hagelin, 22, Adams, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 2:18 a.m. Sunday following a traffic stop for allegedly crossing hazard markings.

He was taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, where deputies said his BAC was tested at 0.09 percent.

n Bryan C. Walsemann, 30, of 15 Bridge St., West Carthage, also was charged by Carthage village police at 12:32 a.m. Sunday on West Street with unsafe movement and failure to keep right.

Mr. Walsemann was observed by police squealing his tires and crossing into the opposite lane, police said. He failed sobriety tests, and his BAC was measured at 0.09 percent at the Carthage Police Department, police said.

Charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated:

n Dale H. Champion, 52, of 3184 County Route 14, Madrid, was charged Saturday after a crash behind the Madrid town barns. Mr. Champion told St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies he was crossing a field at high speed when he hit some debris and was thrown from his snowmobile, suffering minor injuries. His BAC was not available.

Charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs:

n Robert S. Underwood II, 25, of 124 N. Mechanic St., Apt. 2 Carthage, was charged at 9:16 p.m. Saturday by village police on West End Avenue, Carthage.

He also was ticketed with driving a vehicle with a suspended registration and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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