19 October 2021
 Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
On October 16, 2021, the New York State Police in Sand Lake arrested 35-year-old John B. Smith of Nassau for Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
State Police responded to a report of a hit and run property damage accident on West Sand Lake Road in North Greenbush late Saturday afternoon, after a driver struck a mailbox and left the scene.

State Police were provided the vehicle information by a witness who saw the accident and was able to get the offending vehicle’s license plate.

Troopers located Smith at his place of employment where he arrived to meet them after completing pizza deliveries for the local restaurant. While speaking with Smith, the Trooper could smell the odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Smith was administered roadside sobriety tests, which he failed, and was taken into custody.

Smith was transported to SP Sand Lake where he provided a breath sample of .17% B.A.C. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket for North Greenbush Town Court on November 2, 2021.

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