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DWI - POTSDAM - A Harrisville woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after she crashed her vehicle into a tree while she was reportedly using her cell phone.

Village police charged Michelle E. Coloney, 24, of Harrisville with driving wile intoxicated and ticket her for texting while driving at 1:24 a.m. Thursday.

Police said they responded to a report of a vehicle into a telephone pole at Market Street and the May Road. They said their investigation determined a vehicle had come from May Road, continued through the intersection and struck the pedestrian crosswalk pole on Market Street.

Coloney reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 of higher constitutes a driving while intoxicated charge in New York state. Police said she did not sustain any injuries.

Patrols were assisted at the accident scene by the Potsdam Fire Department for cleanup up debris and leaking fluids from the vehicle.

UNSAFE START - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Jonathon P. Oakden-Graus, 22, of Chicago City, Minn., for making an unsafe start following a traffic stop at 1:26 p.m. Thursday on Clarkson Avenue. Police alleged Oakden-Grauss intentionally squealed his tires as he exited the Kinney’s lot onto Clarkson Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated, and the Minnesota man reportedly told police he was just having some fun.

The Police Blotter

Thursday, May 10, 012

0104 Reported fight in front of Maxfield’s on Market Street. Patrols responded and were able to break up the fight.

0740 Patrol dispatched to check on a front yard parking complaint on Pleasant Street.

1004 Juvenile Officer assigned to handle truancy issue.

1020 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call at the middle school.

1023 Record check requested and done on correction officer trainee applicant for NYS Department of Corrections.

1122 Dispatched the rescue squad to a call in Norwood.

1142 Assisted a citizen with an equipment violation inspection.

1326 Summons issued by patrol for unsafe start.

1420 Record check provided to Commack resident for employment purposes.

1434 Verbal warning issued to motorist who was traveling on Leroy Street while talking on a cell phone.

1855 Received a call of a possible dumpster fire in the alley behind McDuff’s. A patrol was dispatched, and the fire department was notified.

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