On December 28, 2022, Troopers arrested Gerald H. Russell, age 63, of Fort Covington,NY for driving while intoxicated.
On December 27, 2022, around 11:25 p.m., Troopers responded to State Highway 37, in the town of Fort Covington, for a disabled vehicle. An investigation determined operator of vehicle, Russell lost control of his vehicle and went into the ditch. Russell left the scene but was later located and placed under arrested after failing SFST’s and transported to SP Malone for processing. Russell recorded A .10% BAC.
Russell was released on traffic tickets for driving while intoxicated, drove across hazards markings, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, aggravated unlicensed operator 3rd, failed to keep right, and speed not reasonable and prudent. All tickets are returnable to the Town of Fort Covington Court for a later date in January 2023.