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Motorists charged with DWI


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

n Courtney J. Errigo, 35, Summerville, S.C., was charged by state police at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday with felony driving while intoxicated, under Leandra’s Law, after crashing her vehicle Monday with her two daughters as passengers.

She also was charged with common-law DWI, aggravated DWI, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, speeding, failing to keep right, failing to use designated lane and two counts of improper child restraints.

All charges stem from a rollover accident Monday afternoon on County Route 39, town of Norfolk. Ms. Errigo’s daughters, who weren’t in child restraints, were taken to Massena Memorial Hospital for evaluation, but were not injured, troopers said. Ms. Errigo suffered minor left arm injuries.

Her blood alcohol content, taken via blood sample, exceeded 0.18 percent, troopers said. A BAC level 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.

Ms. Errigo was arraigned in Norfolk Town Court and taken to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, in lieu of $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond.

n Bruce A. French, 40, of 106 N. Main St., Norwood, also was charged by state police with speeding and having an open container at 2:56 a.m. Saturday after an auto accident that injured both of his legs and dislocated his hip.

Police said Mr. French was driving on Route 56 in Louisville when he failed to make a turn. The vehicle struck an embankment and flew through the air, striking several trees and another embankment before overturning. Mr. French was taken to Massena Memorial Hospital, police said, and did not take a breath test.

n Tammy L. White, 45, of 376 Frogtown Road, Hogansburg, was charged by state police at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday on Route 37C, Massena, with two counts of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, pursuant to Leandra’s Law, and obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor. Troopers said she had two children with her in the car. She also was charged with drinking alcohol in a vehicle, driving without a license and driving with no or inadequate headlights.

n Ricky A. Gushlaw, 51, of 36524 Middle Road, town of Orleans, also was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies with reckless driving and failure to keep right at 7:20 p.m. Friday on Route 180, LaFargeville. Deputies said his car was observed going off the road. His BAC was listed as 0.15 percent.

n Jordin J. Hazelton, 18, of 515 Ritchie Road, DeKalb Junction, was charged by state police at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday after a single-car accident shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday on Bishop Road, Macomb. Mr. Hazelton was taken to E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur, and troopers said the accident remains under investigation. His BAC was measured via blood sample, troopers said.

n James P. McIntire, 25, Beresford, S.D., was charged by Watertown police at 11:25 p.m. Sunday with aggravated DWI. Police said his vehicle was halted for unspecified reasons on Commerce Park Drive. His BAC was listed as 0.20 percent.

n Matthew P. Bussey, 21, Ticonderoga, was charged by state police at 12:07 a.m. Thursday on Pleasant Valley Road, Stockholm, where he was observed changing a tire. His BAC was unavailable.

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