05 October 2022
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
 
 
 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On October 4, 2022, Troopers arrested Joey D. Griffin, 52 of Russell, NY for Aggravated DWI with child in motor vehicle, Operating motor vehicle impaired by drugs 1st, and Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th.

On October 4, 2022, around 10:54 a.m., Troopers responded to Wal Mart on State Highway 11, in the town of Potsdam for a male subject appearing to be passed out, in an unconscious state, in the drivers seat with two children inside the car, also reported being unconscious.  An investigation determined Griffin showed obvious signs of impairment and determined he had been operating a motor vehicle while in an impaired condition.  He was also found in possession of Methamphetamine.  Griffin failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. 

Griffin was arrested and transported to SP Canton, where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation confirmed impairment.  Griffin was released with appearance tickets for Potsdam Town Court, where he is due to appear in October.     

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