ALBION – What was reported as a sick or intoxicated driver turned out to be a motorist with a blood-alcohol content of 0.28 percent, State Police reported.
Troopers were dispatched Friday to investigate the report involving a motorist on Route 63, heading into the Orleans County Town of Yates. They spotted the vehicle in question as it approached Route 104 and followed it.
After witnessing traffic violations, troopers pulled over the vehicle driven by Alan D. Tewsley, 49, of Youngstown. Troopers detected a strong odor of alcohol, police said, and had Tewsley perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.
Tewsley’s BAC was more than three times the legal limit, troopers noted. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, unsafe turn and failure to keep right.
Tewsley was issued tickets to appear July 27 in Ridgeway Town Court.