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Lewis County attorney charged with DWI in Henderson


Lydia L. Young, 30, 10897 Route 26, Deer River, was charged with driving while intoxicated after Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a vehicle off the road on Route 178 near Nohle Road in the town of Henderson about 2 a.m. Dec. 12.

According to a police report, Mrs. Young said she had taken medication, the effects of which caused her to lose control of her vehicle as she was driving home from Sackets Harbor. She also said she had consumed two glasses of wine.

She was taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, where her blood alcohol content registered at 0.17 percent. Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or more constitutes proof of intoxication.

Mrs. Young is employed with Campany & Young PLLC, which is contracted by Lewis County to provide public defender services. She is the treasurer of the Lewis County Bar Association.

Also charged with DWI and related offenses:

n Shawn G. Sheridan, 25, of 8 Mechanic St., Canton, was charged Tuesday by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies with felony aggravated DWI, failure to reduce speed-special hazards and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Deputies said they found Mr. Sheridan’s vehicle stuck in a snowbank on Minor Street in the village of Canton following a report from village Department of Public Works employees. Police said he had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent and was in possession of a bag of marijuana. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.

n Alec A. Yepez, 18, of 11767 Washington Park Road, Rodman, additionally was charged with speeding, having no/expired inspection and having an inadequate plate display. According to city police, Mr. Yepez was driving at 82 mph on Arsenal Street when he was pulled over. He was taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, where a chemical test determined his BAC to be 0.16 percent.

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