NY: Drunken hunter arrested
Dover man faces illegal hunting, drunken driving charges
November 27, 2010
WASSAIC - A Town of Dover man faces charges of illegally hunting for deer
at night and driving while intoxicated.
New York State Police troops from the Dover Plains barracks say they
observed at 2 a.m. Monday morning a vehicle shining a spotlight in the
Wassaic Multiple Use Area in the Town of Amenia.
A police investigation revealed the vehicle operator, aged 46, was in
possession of a loaded shotgun and spotlight and had a blood-alcohol content
of 0.15 percent - over the legal limit for driving.
The troopers arrested the man, charging him with driving while
intoxicated, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, possession of a
prohibited light, illegal hunting and an open container.
The man was arraigned in Amenia town court and released on $200 cash
bail. He was directed to return to court on Dec. 20.
The Poughkeepsie Journal typically does not print the names of those
charged with misdemeanors and/or violations.
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