20 January 2020
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Captain Daniel Lyons
Acting Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Alfred man arrested for felony aggravated DWI after Ward accident

On January 17, 2020, SP Amity Troopers arrested Eric J. Smith, 40, of Alfred, NY for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – BAC Over 0.18% and Driving While Intoxicated – Previous Conviction Within Ten Years.

During their investigation of a one-car accident on State Route 244 in the town of Ward, Smith, the driver, was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication. Troopers determined he had been operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He refused to complete standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. Smith was then arrested and transported to SP Amity, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a 0.21% BAC.

Smith was released with appearance tickets for Ward Town Court, where he is due to appear in February.

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