18 January 2023

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander



On January 14, 2023, at approximately 12:17a.m., State Police out of Big Flats responded to the Bryne Dairy, in the town of Horseheads, for an unresponsive male inside a vehicle. Upon arrival the Trooper was able to regain the drivers’ consciousness. While interviewing the driver, Shawn R. Miles, age 36, from Elmira Heights, the Trooper detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Miles.  Miles subsequently failed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and was transported back to SP Horseheads where he provided a positive BAC breath sample.

Miles was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a previous conviction within 10 years, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Use of a Vehicle without an Interlock Device and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree.

Miles was given an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Horseheads Court on February 14, 2023, at 7:00p.m.


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