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Police: Troy man charged with DWI refuses to be processed, gains additional charges

Jeremiah JJ Johnson (Troy Police Department) Jeremiah JJ Johnson (Troy Police Department)

TROY, N.Y. – A 31-year-old man faces nine charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated and refusing to be processed.

Troy police say an officer observed a vehicle driven by Jeremiah JJ Johnson with one headlight, crossing over double pavements markings and over the fog line.

The officer stopped the vehicle and immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol and observed that the defendant had glassy eyes.

According to police, Johnson admitted that he had been drinking and was administered five tests, of which he failed three. In addition, he failed to follow instructions in an attempt to administer a pre-screening test three separate times.

Johnson was taken into custody and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Once he was taken to the Waterford Police Department, he refused to take a chemical test. The defendant also refused to be processed as required by law.

He was charged with the following:

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Speed in Zone
  • Reckless Driving
  • No/Inadequate Lights
  • Failed to Use Designated Lane
  • Refusal to take a breath test
  • Unlicensed Operator
  • Driving on Shoulder

Johnson was arraigned in Waterford Town Court and was told by the judge that after processing, he would be released. When he returned to the police department, he again refused to be processed and was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration.

The judge advised to release the defendant on an appearance ticket with a return date of January 23, 2014. The defendant eventually agreed to be processed and was released.


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