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05 March 2014
Disabled vehicle leads to DWI and drug charges for couple
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Evelyn P. Mallard
Troop T Commander
Kathleen M. Van Auken Frank T. Bragg
On March 2, 2014, State Police stopped to check a disabled vehicle on I-87 in the Town of Bethlehem. When Troopers approached the operator, Kathleen M. Van Auken, 25, of Troy, NY they could smell that she’d been drinking and a license check showed her to be suspended.
During the investigation, Frank T. Bragg, 37, of Middlegrove, NY, the only other passenger, was found illegally in possession of several different types of narcotic pills outside their original container. He was also found in possession of MDMA (ecstasy), concentrated marijuana hashish, marijuana, a hypodermic syringe, and 2 glass vials containing illegal steroids.
Bragg was arrested and charged with the following:
Seven counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
Bragg was released on bail and issued an Appearance Ticket directing him to appear in the Town of Bethlehem Court on March 4, 2014.
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