Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander
Hinsdale man arrested for felony DWI after Wal-Mart accident
On November 30, 2019, SP Olean Troopers arrested Patrick C. Shearer, 48, of Hinsdale, NY for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – Previous Conviction Within Ten Years and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated - BAC Over 0.18%.
During their investigation of a two-car accident in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in the town of Allegany, Shearer, one of the drivers, was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication. Troopers determined he had been operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. Shearer was then arrested and transported to SP Olean, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a 0.20% BAC.
Shearer was released with appearance tickets for Allegany Town Court, where he is due to appear later this month.