Troopers charge four with DWI


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State police on Sunday charged Justin P. Hollis, 32, of Ogdensburg, with first-offense driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while he had a blood alcohol content of over 0.08 percent, both misdemeanors.

Troopers say when Mr. Hollis was stopped along Pickering Street in Ogdensburg because his car had no plate lamp, officers noticed an odor of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and was determined to have a BAC of 0.17 percent, they said.

State law says a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication. Aggravated DWI is charged when a driver’s BAC is at least 0.18 percent.

In other state police reports:

Deanna M. Peterson, 24, of Malone, was charged Sunday with operating a vehicle while she had a BAC of at least 0.08 percent. The charge was a class E felony as Ms. Peterson had a prior DWI conviction.

Troopers said they saw her vehicle pulled over on the left shoulder of state Highway 37, with flashers on, around 11:47 p.m. They stopped to check on her welfare and found she was intoxicated, they said. Her BAC was 0.08 percent, they said.

Bradley S. Harmer, 52, of Gouverneur, was charged with first-offense DWI in connection with an accident Sept. 22 in which he drove his all-terrain vehicle off the road into an embankment on Orebed Road in Fowler. Troopers say a recent toxicology report shows he had a BAC of 0.14 percent.

Michael J. Murphy, 33, of Ogdensburg, was charged Sunday with first-offense DWI, aggravated DWI and drinking alcohol while driving on New York Avenue after he failed to keep right or signal. His BAC was 0.27 percent, police said.


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