18 January 2023

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander



On January 13, 2023, at approximately 2:11p.m., State Police out of Horseheads conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. While interviewing the driver, Brandon R. Elia, age 44, from Horseheads, the Trooper detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Elia. Elia subsequently failed Standardized Field Sobriety testing and was transported back to SP Horseheads where he provided a positive BAC breath sample.


Elia was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree.  Elia was given an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Van Etten Court on February 8, 2023, at 6:00p.m.


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