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NY: Seen hunting in road, man later charged with drunken driving

September 22, 2010

Seen hunting in road, man later charged with drunken driving

LYONSDALE - A Boonville man whose driver's license had been suspended after a drunken driving conviction is facing felony charges after authorities say he again was intoxicated as he drove on a Lewis County road.

Darin Hirschey, 31, was stopped on Penny Settlement Road after troopers say they received a report that he was hunting from the roadway on nearby Brownville Road.

The caller gave a description of the vehicle that Hirschey was driving after it left the scene, troopers say.

He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.18 percent, troopers say.

Hirschey was ordered held at Lewis County Jail on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 secured bond, troopers say

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