Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
On February 8, 2020, State Police in Latham arrested 22-year-old Andrew W. McConkey of Waterford, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor).
Shortly after 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, State Police were responding to a disable vehicle on I-787 northbound in Cohoes when they observed a speeding vehicle approaching. The vehicle failed to move over almost striking the trooper car. When the Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle the driver, later identified as Andrew McConkey, drove up an earth embankment off the side of the roadway before coming to a stop.
When the Trooper spoke with McConkey, they observed signs indicative of intoxication and asked him to exit the vehicle. McConkey was administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which he failed, and was taken into custody.
McConkey was transported to SP Latham where he provided a breath sample of .22% B.A.C. He was issued an appearance ticket and is due in Cohoes City Court on February 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.