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State police target intoxicated drivers

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James F. Waddell (New York State Police) James F. Waddell (New York State Police)
James J. Sammons (New York State Police) James J. Sammons (New York State Police)

COBLESKILL, N.Y. –New York State Police are cracking down on drivers under the influence in Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. The saturation patrol designed to decrease the number of intoxicated drivers in the area led to two arrests Saturday, April 20.

Duanesburg resident James Waddell, 65, was arrested by troopers following a traffic stop on McGuire School Road in Schenectady County after his blood alcohol content was determined to be .18 percent. James Sammons, 43, of Middleburgh was also found to be above the legal limit following a traffic stop Saturday night. Sammons was arrested on State Route 145 in Schoharie County after his blood alcohol content was determined to be .21 percent.  

Both were charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor. State Police plan to target motorists driving under the influence as a part of the saturation patrol in the area indefinitely. 

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