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Motorists accused of driving while intoxicated and related offenses


The following motorists are accused of driving while intoxicated and related offenses:

n Jeffrey T. Matthews, 23, of 9321 State Highway 58, Ogdensburg, was charged by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies Friday afternoon. Deputies said Mr. Matthews was involved in a rollover accident on Yankee Street in Morristown. He was given tickets for speeding and driving an uninspected vehicle. His blood alcohol content was 0.16 percent, deputies said. Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes proof of intoxication.

n Daniel D. Boyea, 28, of 23 Parker Ave., Massena, was charged by Massena village police with aggravated DWI early Sunday. Police said they responded to a complaint of a reckless driver on Andrews Street. His blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent, police said. Aggravated DWI is charged with the BAC is 0.18 percent or higher.

n Charles D. Larue, 50, of Ogdensburg, was charged by state police Saturday night. Police said Mr. Larue was stopped on State Route 37 in Lisbon for speeding and crossing the center line. His BAC was 0.12 percent, police said.

n Haydn W. Girard, 19, of Ogdensburg, was charged by state police early Sunday. Police said Mr. Girard was stopped on State Route 68 in Oswegatchie for speeding and an equipment violation. His BAC was not available.

n Bruce A Bray, 56, of East Syracuse, was charged by state police with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and use of a vehicle without an ignition interlock device Sunday night. Police said Mr. Bray was stopped for speeding on Route 37 in Morristown. Under state law, DWAI is charged when the BAC is more than 0.05 percent but less than 0.07 percent or there is other evidence of impairment.

n Ogdensburg-based state police charged Christopher A. Todd, 20, of Rensselaer Falls, with driving while intoxicated following an accident reported at 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers said Todd hit a house at 4211 state Route 68 in Lisbon after he failed to stop at a stop sign.

Police also said Todd did not have a seatbelt on and was drinking alcohol in the vehicle. Todd’s blood alcohol content was reportedly 0.14 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state.

Driving while ability impaired by drugs:

nAmanda L. Peets, 31, of Massena, also was charged by state police with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation early Sunday morning. Police said Ms. Peets was stopped on Orvis Street in Massena for speeding. Her BAC was 0.06 percent, they said.

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