07 October 2019
 
  NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
  Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
   Troop T Commander
 
 


PRESS RELEASE
 



Canastota, NY – On October 5, 2019, at approximately 4:03 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 in the village of Canastota after receiving reports from the toll collector at the Canastota exit, of a possible intoxicated operator who had insufficient funds to pay the toll.  Investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, Joel H. Morris, 34, of North Olmstead, OH, was found to be intoxicated.  During a vehicle inventory, a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun was located in the trunk of the vehicle, which Morris illegally possessed in NY. 
 
Morris was taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Syracuse where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.25%.  He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon (firearm) in the 4th degree; a Class A Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; an Unclassified Misdemeanor.
 
Morris was arraigned before the Village of Canastota Court and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash or bond.  A return court date of October 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. has been set.
 
 
 
 
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