MALTA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Albany man is facing several charges after a traffic stop in Malta. New York State Police said James Delessio Jr., 35, was arrested on August 20.

On Saturday around 9 p.m., troopers stopped a Honda Accord on the Northway for multiple traffic violations. Delessio is accused of driving while intoxicated, and while being taken into custody, resisting arrest and injuring a trooper. Police said he was also in possession of drugs.


  • Fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (felony)
  • Second-degree assault (felony)
  • Tampering with physical evidence (felony)
  • Resisting arrest (misdemeanor)
  • Second-degree obstructing governmental administration (misdemeanor)
  • Two counts of second-degree harassment (misdemeanor)
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Vehicle and traffic law violations

Delessio was arraigned in Malta Town Court. He was remanded to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.