DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Craig W. Phelix, 26, of Brasher Falls with aggravated driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 1:47 a.m. Thursday on Elm Street. He was also ticketed for speeding (45/30) on Elm Street and making a prohibited turn from Raymond Street onto Elm Street.
He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent constitutes a driving while intoxicated offense. The charge is elevated to aggravated DWI when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent or higher.
During the traffic stop, police determined they also had a bench warrant for Phelix for failing to appear as directed in village court on an open container violation.
He was arraigned on the aggravated DWI and bench warrant by Potsdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone and released pending his next court appearance.
Police also picked up on a passenger in Phelixs vehicle, Stuart McCallen, 25, of Brasher Falls charging he had also failed to appear as directed on an open container violation pending in village court. He was also arraigned by Judge Pignone, pleaded guilty and was fined $50.
SPEEDING - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Richard D. Gallivan, 28, of Syracuse for speed in zone following a traffic stop at 6:07 p.m. Thursday on Pierrepont Avenue. He was reportedly traveling 52 mph in a 30 mph zone.
FAILURE TO YIELD - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed Alexander G. Kovacs, 44, of Potsdam for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk following a traffic stop at 10:20 p.m. Thursday on Pierrepont Avenue.
The Police Blotter
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
0106 Officers responded to a noise complaint.
0147 Traffic stop. Tickets issued.
0407 Patrol responded to a burglar alarm.
0806 Potsdam Rescue and patrol dispatched to Pine Street for an amputated finger call.
0821 Record check completed.
0908 Record check completed.
0941 Criminal mischief complaint received from Clarkson.
0957 Criminal mischief complaint received from Clarkson.
1001 Traffic stop. Verbal warning.
1214 Property damage accident on Market Street near Sisson Street.
1222 Salvation Army voucher was issued.
1231 Wallet reported lost on Maple Street.
1321 Report of a stolen bicycle.
1339 Potsdam Rescue and patrol dispatched to Midtown Apartments for female difficulty breathing.
1807 Traffic stop. Ticket issued.
1932 Reported domestic in the police department parking lot.
2017 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to Sissonville Road for a 31-year-old male with abdominal pain.
2038 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to SUNY Potsdam Student Union for a female student who passed out, fell and stuck her head.
2102 Canton Police relayed a reckless driver complaint that they received and were unable to locate the vehicle. Patrols advised and were unable to locate the vehicle.
2158 Traffic stop. Verbal warning.
2205 Traffic stop. Verbal warning.
2217 Traffic stop. Ticket Issued.
2217 Drug complaint received from Clarkson University.
2220 Received a complaint of a stolen bicycle. Investigation continues.
2241 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to a call at Mayfield Drive for an 80-year-old male with chest and abdominal pain.
2332 Report of skateboards in the roadway obstructing vehicular traffic. Patrols unable to locate suspects.
2344 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to SUNY Potsdam for a 19-year-old female who had cut her wrists.
2345 Traffic stop on Pierrepont Avenue. Verbal warning issued.
2346 Traffic stop on Market Street. Verbal warning issued.