17 June 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On June 17, 2019, at approximately 1:54 a.m., State Police responded to the Champlain Port of Entry for a report of an intoxicated male attempting to enter the United States from Canada.
United States Customs Officers stopped a 2009 Subaru Impreza operated by Michael Chauvette, 28, of Montreal, Quebec, who was attempting to enter from Canada and was found to be intoxicated. Chauvette was subsequently turned over to State Police. Chauvette’s blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.14%. He was charged with DWI, and further ticketed for refusal to take roadside breath test, operating with broken glass, driving with an obstructed view, and a license plate violation. Chauvette was arraigned in the Town of Champlain Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail, or $3,000 bond.