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Massena teen released from jail and arrested on new charge

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MASSENA - A Massena man charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs twice within a 16-hour period on April 18 was released from custody following an appearance last week in Massena Village Court, but he was immediately charged with an additional count stemming from an incident the previous day.

Village police had charged Jordan P. Deshane, 18, of 7 Bishop Ave., Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child, operating a motor vehicle while impaired, unlawful possession of marijuana, reckless driving, speed not reasonable and prudent, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operation and failure to keep right at 3:11 p.m. April 18 on Woodlawn Avenue. He was arraigned by Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500 bond.

Police had also charged Deshane with driving while ability impaired by drugs, speed in zone, unlicensed operation, reckless driving and a stop sign violation at 1;25 a.m. April 18 on Bishop Avenue.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson released Deshane under the supervision of the probation department following his first appearance with counsel in village court.

Moments after his release, village police charged Deshane with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was reportedly in possession of plastic knuckles at 5:15 p.m. April 17 on Bishop Avenue.

Police said the second DWAI drugs count stemmed from a hit and run accident on Woodlawn Avenue. Police said the description of the vehicle involved in the accident led them to Deshane’s residence based on their contact with him several hours earlier that day. “Jordan came out of the house stumbling and appeared to be under the influence of something. He admitted to driving but doesn’t remember the incident,” according to a statement from one of the police officers involved in the investigation.

Raonna L. Ferrera told police she had cautioned Deshane about driving before he left his residence that afternoon. “... Jordan started laughing and said he got a DWI last night, doesn’t have a license and doesn’t (care, expletive deleted,” according to her statement.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Domanique P. Deragon, 31, of 46 Belmont Ave., Massena, was fined $500 and a $260 surcharge after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired in a plea bargain agreement that also satisfied a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance count. Deragon was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge with a 90-day operating privileges suspension.

Village police had charged Deragon with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and ticketed her for failure to keep right following a traffic stop at 2:33 a.m. Nov. 9 on East Hatfield Street. She had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent and was allegedly in possession of a small amount of cocaine. A BAC of 0.08 percent or higher is consider proof of intoxication in the state.

■ Zackrey J. Peck, 20, of 16 Davenport Drive, Constable, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in a plea bargain agreement that satisfied several other charges stemming from a December traffic stop. The court directed the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for July 15.

Village police had charged Peck with driving while intoxicated, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon and ticketed him for operation of a vehicle with inadequate headlights at 2:41 a.m. Dec. 8 following a traffic stop on Andrews Street. Police said Peck refused to take a breathalyzer test and was found in possession of cocaine and brass knuckles.

■ Paul P. Cameron, 29, of 800 County Route 36, Norfolk, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. The court directed the probation department to conduct a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for July 15.

Massena-based state police had charged Cameron with aggravated driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana at 9:55 p.m. Thursday following a traffic stop on West Hatfield Street. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent. A DWI charge is elevated to aggravated DWI when the blood alcohol content is 0.18 percent or higher.

■ Michael J. Prior, 41, of 872 state Route 11C, Brasher Falls, was fined $300 and a $260 surcharge after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired in a plea bargain agreement. The fine was reduced to civil judgment. His operating privileges were suspended for 90 days.

Village police had charged Prior with driving while intoxicated and a host of other charges following a traffic stop at 1:10 a.m. Nov. 13, 2011 on state Route 37. Troopers said Prior was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of marijuana and refusal to take a breath test. He had two 16-year-olds in his vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. He was ticketed for speeding (50/35), a stop sign violation, failure to signal, failure to keep right and operating a vehicle without headlights.

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