Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
State Police in Queensbury arrested John A. Priest, 21, of Gansevoort, NY for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (UPM) in the Town of Queensbury on July 7, 2019. While on patrol on, Troopers were in the area of State route 9 and 149 when they observed a black Subaru traveling on State route 9 with a loud muffler. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and during the interview of the driver, Priest admitted to consuming alcohol. Subsequently, he was given several standard field sobriety tests and arrested for DWI. Priest also possessed a small amount of marihuana. He was later tested to have a 0.11% blood alcohol concentration. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Queensbury Court on July 15, 2019.