NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
On Friday October 4th, New York State Police were on routine patrol on County Route 60 in the Town of Chemung when they observed a vehicle driving over the center line and fog line. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Langdon, age 58 of Elmira, had glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. Langdon was unable to complete road side sobriety tests and was transported to the station in Wellsburg. While at the station Langdon’s BAC was found to be .22 %, well over the legal limit of .08%. Langdon was arrested for Driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI for having a BAC greater than .18%. Langdon is to return to the Town of Chemung Court at a later date and he was released to a sober third party.
In the early morning hours of Saturday October 5th, New York State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 415 in the Town of Campbell. The driver of the vehicle, John Heskell, age 43 of Savona, had glassy blood shot eyes and slurred speech. Heskell told police that he had been at a bar in Corning and was on his way home. Heskell was unable to complete road side sobriety tests and was taken to the station in Painted Post. Haskell’s vehicle was searched and a bottle of rum was found opened in the car, his vehicle was towed by T & R Towing. At the station Haskell’s BAC was found to be .10%. Heskell was arrested for DWI, Drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle and other traffic violations. He is to return to the Town of Campbell court at a later date and released to a sober party.
On Saturday night October 5th, New York State Police observed a vehicle speeding on Watkins Road in the Village of Horseheads. The vehicle did not react to police emergency light s and continued driving until they pulled into the Dandy Parking lot. The operator of the vehicle, Gregery Gaylord, age 36 of Catlin, smelled of alcohol and told police he had had a few beers in the Town of Big Flats. Gaylord was unable to complete roadside sobriety tests and was transported to the station in Horseheads. Gaylord’s BAC was found to be .15%, almost twice the legal limit of .08%. Gaylord was issued tickets for traffic violations and DWI and is to appear the Village of Horseheads court at a later date. Gaylord was released to a sober third party.
Late Sunday night on October 6th, New York State Police observed a vehicle leaving “Cold Beer” at a high rate of speed and then rapidly stop on State Route 414 in the Town of Hector as patrol passed by. Police stopped the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle, Patrick Wilson, age 28 of Hector, had a strong odor of alcohol. Wilson told police he had consumed 5 beers within the last half hour. Wilson’s vehicle was towed after he failed to complete road side sobriety tests and Wilson was taken to the Dundee station. While at the station Wilson was found to have a BAC of .19 %, over twice the legal limit of .08%. Wilson was issued multiple traffic tickets, he was arrested for DWI. Wilson is to return to the Town of Hector court at a later date and released to a sober third party.