Tri-county blotter

Driver charged with DWI, unlicenced

GLOVERSVILLE – John C. Defrancis, 30, of 363 New Turnpike Rd., Fort Plain, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on May 20 at 1:23 a.m.

While on patrol, city police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction on West Fulton Street Extension. After smelling alcohol coming from the driver, Defrancis, officers conducted a field sobriety test that yielded positive results for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana.

Defrancis was transported to the station where he was processed and released to a sober third part. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Man arrested for disorderly conduct

FLORIDA — Duane M. Harding, 21, of Fort Hunter was charged with disorderly conduct by state police on May 17. He was released on an appearance ticket to return to the town of Florida court at a later date.

Threat leads to harassment charge

ESPERANCE — Christina M. Taylor, 36, of Schenectady, was charged by state police on May 17 with second-degree aggravated harassment for allegedly threatening someone. She was released to a third party.

Woman charged for chocking another

JOHNSTOWN — Valerie A. Ellerby, 47, of 113 Hoosac St., was charged by city police at 12:55 a.m. May 19 with obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor.

Police said she was arrested at her residence after allegedly choking another person at that location.

Ellerby will appear later in City Court.

Single-car crash causes damage

GLOVERSVILLE – Matthew T. Wrobel Jr. was in a single car accident on May 19 at 2:33 a.m. according to city police.

Police said Wrobel was traveling northbound on South Main Street when his vehicle left the roadway, striking a light pole. The vehicle then continued off the road striking a rock, before going off a wooden pole that holds up an earth embankment in the Leader-Herald parking lot, causing damage to the wood.

Police said Wrobel then proceeded to leave the scene of the accident.

Driver ticketed following collision

GLOVERSVILLE – Justine A. Boilard was ticketed by city police following a three car collision on South Kingsboro Avenue on May 19.

Police said Boilard stated that she was making a right hand turn and was reaching for her sunglasses when she stepped on the gas causing her to strike the vehicle driven by Jennifer S. Glynn. The operator of a third vehicle said she was unable to avoid the accident and struck Glynn as she pulled up behind her.

Both Glynn and the operator of the third vehicle told police they saw a blue balloon coming out of Boilard’s sunroof that she was reaching for at the time of the accident.