Tri-county blotter


Man charged with driving intoxicated

CAROGA — On May 13, a 36-year-old male was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies following a report of a vehicle off the roadway near the intersection of Routes 10 and 29A.

Joseph P. Horan, 36, of 808 County Highway 137, Johnstown, was located inside of his vehicle, sleeping behind the wheel. Deputies further observed the vehicle to be stuck. During the course of investigation it was determined that Horan was driving under the influence of alcohol, failed to keep right and exited the roadway into the location where he was found.

Horan was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher and failure to keep right.

Horan was processed and released to a sober third party.

He is scheduled to appear in the town of Caroga court at a later date.

Cops: Drive twice the legal limit, DWI

NORTHVILLE — On May 13, state police in Mayfield charged Lawrence W. Vrooman, 55, of Northville, for driving while intoxicated.

The vehicle Vrooman was operating was stopped after a traffic infraction was observed on County Highway 152. An investigation subsequent to the stop revealed that Vrooman had been drinking alcoholic beverages prior to operating the vehicle and intoxicated at the time he was stopped. A breath test was conducted which determined his blood alcohol content to be 0.15 percent.

Vrooman is scheduled to appear in the town of Northville Court on May 24.

NYC woman charged with petit larceny

AMSTERDAM — Cheyanne D. Mears, 19, of New York City, was charged on May 8 by state police with petit larceny for an incident which occurred April 18. Mears was held on $200 cash bail.

Speeding leads to drunk driving charge

AMSTERDAM — Brian S. Lansburg, 43, of Amsterdam, was charged May 12 by state police with speeding in a posted zone, driving while intoxicated, and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle.

No stop lights leads to DWI charge

AMSTERDAM — Geraldine Hill, 49, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on May 12 with no stop lamps and driving while ability impaired.

Driver leaves scene of accident, DWI

GLOVERSVILLE – Matthew N. Holmes, 38, of 146 West St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident and having an open container in a motor vehicle by city police on May 7.

Holmes was taken into custody by city police following an investigation into a single vehicle hit and run investigation that occurred on Grand Street around 5:06 p.m. During the course of investigation, officers learned that Holmes drove off the road striking a tree and then fled on foot. Police said he was quickly apprehended.

Officers determined Holmes had been driving under the influence of alcohol after administering a standardized field sobriety test that yielded positive results. Holmes was additionally found to have an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle he crashed.

Holmes was taken into custody, processed and released with an appearance to return to City Court on a later date.