Driver charged with two DWI’s in 3 days

Warrant issued for arrest after court no-show

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man was arrested twice last week for drunk driving over a three-day span and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest this week after he failed to appear in court.

Daniel L. Degnan, 28, of 21 Maple Ave., was charged with driving while ability impaired, driving while intoxicated and third-degree unlicensed operation by city police on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. after officers investigated reports of a male who appeared to be intoxicated.

Police made contact with Degnan and determined through witness interviews that Degnan had operated a vehicle on West Eleventh Avenue. According to a police press release, officers then administered a field sobriety test on Degnan that he failed.

Degnan was transported to the station where he was processed and released on an appearance ticket returnable in City Court on May 20 at 8:15 a.m.

On Saturday, Degnan was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation by city police around 2:15 p.m. when officers responded to 325 Bleecker St. for a reported property damage hit-and-run motor vehicle accident where a driver reportedly struck a telephone pole causing significant damage.

Responding officers encountered Degnan behind the wheel attempting to leave the scene and detected the scent of alcohol on Degnan during the course of an interview.

Police say Degnan was again subjected to a field sobriety test that he failed.

Degnan was transported to the station where he was processed and arraigned by City Court Judge Cory Dalmata who remanded Degnan to the custody of the Fulton County Correctional Facility. Bail was set at $2,500 cash or bond.

According to jail officials, Degnan posted bail and was released on Saturday.

Degnan was scheduled to appear in City Court on Wednesday regarding Saturday’s offense, but court officials on Wednesday said he failed to appear and a bench warrant for Degnan was issued by Judge Traci DiMezza.

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