27 September 2021
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander


On September 24, 2021, at 7:45 p.m., State Police arrested 32-year-old Aaron R. Johnson of Hermon, for DWI following a report of reckless driving on County Route 17 in Russell. Johnson refused testing to determine the alcohol and/or drug content of his blood. Johnson experienced a medical event during the investigation and rescue responded to the scene. He was transported to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital where he was combative with troopers and medical personnel. Johnson kicked one of the investigating troopers. Upon his release, Johnson was charged with DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree, and Harassment 2nd degree. He was arraigned in the Town of Canton Court and released to reappear in the Town of Russell Court and Town of Potsdam Court at later dates.


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