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Sun., Oct. 4
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Motorists accused of drunken driving


Two people face aggravated driving while intoxication charges following separate alleged incidents.

n Justin J. Waldron, 25, Blue Street, Glenfield, was charged by Lewis County sheriff’s deputies at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Swiss Road in the town of Croghan. Deputies said they attempted to halt his vehicle because it had a loud exhaust, but Mr. Waldron allegedly pulled the vehicle into a corn field and fled on foot. He was located a short time later leaving the field.

Deputies allege that his blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent, which is the minimum level to warrant an aggravated DWI count. A BAC of 0.08 percent or above is considered proof of intoxication under state law. He was additionally charged with having an inadequate exhaust.

Deputies had also encountered Mr. Waldron late Friday and charged him with disorderly conduct. Deputies said they had received a report at 10:30 p.m. of a disruptive person at a party at a residence on Swiss Road in Castorland and, upon arrival, Mr. Waldron allegedly ignored orders to leave the area with his ride. He became belligerent and shouted obscenities at police and others at the party, according to detectives. He is due to answer both charges in Croghan Town Court.

n Latia N. Towles, 27, of 236 N. Rutland St., lower apartment, was charged by Watertown police at about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of Moulton Street. Her BAC was alleged to be 0.18 percent. She was also charged with making an improper right turn. She is due to answer the charges in City Court.

n Minh C. Huynh, 22, of 25718 Route 12, was charged with DWI by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at about 8 p.m. Saturday after his vehicle struck a light pole and a parked vehicle on Route 37 in the town of Pamelia.

Deputies said Mr. Huynh told them he was traveling at about 60 mph while trying to pass an uninvolved vehicle when he realized he was approaching the entrance to a motel where he lives. He turned into the entrance, striking the pole and then hitting an unoccupied vehicle belonging to Charles J. Junot, Fort Drum. No one was injured.

Deputies allege that Mr. Huynh’s BAC was found to be 0.14 percent. He was also charged with reckless driving, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and making an improper or unsafe turn without signaling. He is due to answer the charges in Pamelia Town Court.

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