Felony DWI arrest in Plattsburgh




Major Darrin S. Pitkin

Troop B Commander



On June 16, 2019, at approximately 1:15 a.m., State Police conducted a traffic stop in the town of Plattsburgh on a vehicle with inadequate plate lamps and that failed to stop at a stop sign in Consumer Square. The operator, Derrick T. Finnessey, 25, of Dannemora, was subsequently arrested for DWI. His blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.22%. Finnessey was charged with Felony DWI, due to previous DWI convictions in the preceding ten years. He was also charged with Felony Aggravated DWI and further ticketed for inadequate plate lamps, failure to stop at a stop sign, operating with an inspection certificate, and failure to notify DMV of an address change. Finnessey was released to appear at the Town of Plattsburgh Court.