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24 June 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
Troop E Commander
In separate incidences the New York State Police arrested three individuals for driving while intoxicated.
A Byrne Dairy employee flagged down a NYS Trooper on June 18th, on Old Ithaca Rd in the Town of Horseheads. The employee had noticed a vehicle revving the engine and the driver was asleep at the wheel. After tapping on the window several times the driver, Frederick Campbell age 62 of Cayuta, woke up and had trouble exiting the vehicle. Campbell did not pass field sobriety testing and was transported to the Horseheads station for processing. While there he was found to have a BAC level of .17% and was arrested for DWI and DWI prior in the last 10 years. Campbell was arraigned in the Town of Horseheads court and sent to the Chemung County Jail.
On Thursday June 20th, Troopers received a phone call alerting them to a man who was possibly intoxicated, driving a red pick-up truck with Vermont License plates. The vehicle was stopped on County Route 37 in the Town of Cohocton and the driver of the vehicle stated that he had been drinking. The driver, Michael Patione, age 40 of Wayland, was unable to complete roadside sobriety checks and was taken to the Wayland station. While there Patione was found to have a BAC of .17 % and was arrested for DWI. He is scheduled to appear in the Cohocton Town court at a later date.
Troopers driving on routine patrol, Sunday June 23rd, observed a vehicle driving irregularly on State Route 14 in the Town of Horseheads. The driver of the vehicle, Michael House age 51 of Southport, was unable to complete roadside sobriety tests and was found to have a BAC level of .19%. He is schedule to return to the Town of Horseheads court at a later date.
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