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09 November 2018
Bennington, VT man arrested for DWI and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander

Pittstown, NY – On November 9, 2018, at approximately 12:37 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 7 for multiple traffic violations.  The driver of the vehicle, Leighton M. Ashbaugh, 25, of Bennington, VT, was found to be intoxicated and driving on a suspended license.  He was transported and processed at SP Brunswick, where he refused to submit to a breath test to determine the alcohol content in his system.  He was subsequently charged with:

  • Driving While Intoxicated; a Misdemeanor
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree, a Misdemeanor
  • Multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations

He was arraigned before the Town of Pittstown Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.  

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