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28 October 2018
“Halloween Crackdown” sobriety checkpoint yields several arrests
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

State Police from the Zone Two stations of SP Chestertown, SP Clifton Park, SP Greenwich, SP Saratoga and SP Queensbury conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday night in the town of Ballston, as part of the statewide "Halloween Crackdown" holiday enforcement period. The following arrests were made:

-Steven Claypool, 43, of Ballston Spa, for Driving While Intoxicated and for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Claypool tested at a .17% blood alcohol concentration. He was found with capsules of the Schedule II stimulant, amphetamine salts. Claypool was ordered to appear in the Ballston Town Court on November 8th.

-Dillon Sears, 23, of Glenville, for Driving While Intoxicated and for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He tested at a .12% blood alcohol concentration. Sears was found with a wooden smoking pipe, containing marihuana. He will answer his charges on December 13th in the Ballston Town Court.

-Katie Shanahan, 29, of Clifton Park, for Driving While Intoxicated. Shanahan tested at a .10% blood alcohol concentration. She was ticketed for a November 8th appearance in the Ballston Town Court.

-Thomas Skelly, 28, of Watervliet, for Driving While Intoxicated. He tested at a .10% blood alcohol concentration. Skelly was ordered to appear in the Ballston Town Court on November 13th.

-Christopher Pazro, 39, of Rexford, for Driving While Intoxicated. Pazro tested at a .09% blood alcohol concentration. He will answer his charge on November 13th in the Ballston Town Court.

-William Gardner, 60, of Ballston Lake, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol. He tested at a .07% blood alcohol concentration. Gardner was ticketed for a November 8th appearance in the Ballston Town Court.

-John DeLucca, 39, of Ballston Spa, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He was found with concentrated cannabis. DeLucca was issued an appearance ticket, returnable November 13th in the Ballston Town Court.

-17-year-old male, of Saratoga Springs, for Criminal Possession of Marihuana 5th Degree and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was found with a glass jar, containing over an ounce of marihuana and with a bottle of rum. He will answer his charges on November 8th in the Ballston Town Court.

-17-year-old male, of Ballston Spa, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was found with a plastic baggie, metal grinding device and a glass smoking pipe, all containing marihuana. He was also found with several bottles of beer and alcoholic tea. He was ordered to appear in the Ballston Town Court on November 8th.

-Jarrell Gatterson, 30, of Altamont, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Gatterson was found with a plastic bag and a glass smoking pipe, both containing the drug. He was ticketed for a November 1st appearance in the Ballston Town Court.

-Logan Boulger, 25, of North Bennington, Vermont, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was found with a plastic pill bottle and a glass smoking pipe, both containing marihuana. Boulger was issued an appearance ticket, returnable November 1st in the Ballston Town Court.

-Sean Blanchard, 27, of Broadalbin, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Blanchard was found with a plastic baggie and partial cigarettes, both containing the drug. He was ticketed for a November 13th appearance in the Ballston Town Court.

-Dominic DiTonno, Jr., 28, of Menands, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was found with a plastic baggie of marihuana and a marihuana cigarette. DiTonno was issued an appearance ticket, returnable November 13th in the Ballston Town Court.

-Betsy Fernandez, 46, of Hudson Falls, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Fernandez was found with a plastic baggie of marihuana. She was ticketed for a November 1st appearance in the Ballston Town Court.

-Damen Towers, 24, of Corinth, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was found with a plastic baggie of marihuana. Towers was issued an appearance ticket, returnable November 13th in the Ballston Town Court.

-Keenan Shannon, 28, of Ballston Spa, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Shannon was found with a plastic bag of marihuana. He was ticketed for a November 8th appearance in the Ballston Town Court.

-Lawton Woodruff, 52, of Saratoga Springs, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He was found with a plastic baggie of marihuana. Woodruff was issued an appearance ticket, returnable December 6th in the Ballston Town Court.

Troopers took note of the people who hired taxi cabs and ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft to travel safely after drinking alcohol. As always, troopers were pleased to meet designated drivers, who volunteered their time to give safe rides to drinkers.


       
     Steven Claypool                   Dillon Sears                   Katie Shanahan
        
       Thomas Skelly               Christopher Pazro                John DeLucca


 
 


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