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Motorists accused of drunken driving


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

n Eric D. Rockwell, 26, of 635 Breen Ave., was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies Monday afternoon on Route 12F in the town of Watertown with aggravated DWI, following too closely and using a cellphone while driving following a property-damage accident about 2:40 p.m. Deputies said Mr. Rockwell’s Hyundai sedan struck a stopped 2002 Pontiac operated by Carol J. Smith, 38, of 627 Burlington St. No injuries were reported.

Mr. Rockwell’s blood alcohol content was listed as 0.20 percent. A BAC 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.

n Shawntee M. Hyche, 32, of 95108-A Desoto Drive, town of LeRay, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 3:21 a.m. Friday on Route 11 in the town of LeRay with aggravated DWI, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and making an improper right turn. Police said her vehicle ended up in a ditch. Her BAC was 0.19 percent, deputies said.

n Charles B. Manfred, 42, Westport, also was charged by state police at 10:37 p.m. Monday on Route 342 in the town of Pamelia with speeding and unsafe passing. His BAC was 0.15 percent, police said.

n Roger M. Clouser, 56, Cape Vincent, was charged by state police at 4:12 p.m. Monday on Route 11 in the town of Pamelia. Police said he refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

n Steven J. Cline, 44, of 25 California Road, Gouverneur, was charged by state police Sunday night. Police said he was driving on Williams Street in the village of Gouverneur when he crossed the center line several times. His BAC was 0.15 percent, police said.

n Bruce J. Kearns, 38, of 7 Tamarack St., Massena, also was charged Sunday night by Massena village police with fourth-degree criminal mischief and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said that after engaging in a verbal domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Crystal L. Moniere, Mr. Kearns got into his truck and caused damage to their property at 7 Tamarack St., spinning his tires, tearing up the lawn and almost crashing into the house. His BAC was 0.17 percent, police said.

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