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
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.