17 June 2019
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
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.
 

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