Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
On February 2, 2020, State Police in Latham arrested 22-year-old Matthew B. Whitcomb of Colonie, for Driving While Intoxicated- Previous Conviction, an E felony.
At approximately 3:18 a.m. on Sunday, State Police stopped Whitcomb’s vehicle after he was observed speeding as he travelled on I-787 in Menands. When the Trooper interviewed Whitcomb, they could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Whitcomb was administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed, and taken into custody. Whitcomb was transported to SP Latham where he refused to provide a breath sample.
Whitcomb was arraigned in Menands Village Court and released on his own recognizance, he is due back in court on a later date.