20 August 2020

 Major Eric L. Laughton
 Troop E Commander



DWI in the Town of Torrey


While on patrol on State Route 14 the evening of August 19th, New York State Police observed a vehicle driving with only one headlight. When interviewing the driver of the vehicle, John Colleran, age 69 of Penn Yan, police could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage. Colleran told police that he had hit a deer on his way home and was just trying to get to his residence. The vehicle was missing the headlight, several body parts and the bumper was rubbing on the front tire making it unsafe to drive. Colleran was unable to complete roadside sobriety tests and was placed under arrested for DWI and taken to the Dundee station. A breath test at the station showed that Colleran’s BAC was .11% which is above the legal limit of .08%. Colleran is to appear at the Town of Torrey Court at a later date and was released to a third party. Yates County Sheriff’s Office assisted the New York State Police with the arrest and the vehicle was towed by JR’s garage.

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