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Past DWI offender accused of driving at three times legal limit

A Wellsville man faces a felony charge of driving while intoxicated after State Police found him driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.24 percent, or three times the legal limit, troopers said.

Troopers investigating a report of an erratic driver Friday stopped Adam C. Satterlee, 37, in the village when he did not signal a turn, State Police said in a news release.

They said they detected an odor of alcohol, but Satterlee refused to participate in a field sobriety test. That’s when he was charged and taken to a police post in Amity for the blood-alcohol test, troopers said.

Because Satterlee had been convicted of DWI within the past 10 years, he was charged with a more serious felony-level count of DWI. Troopers also accused him of felony aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. He was ticketed to appear Tuesday in village court.