09 September 2020
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


Yorkshire man arrested for DWAI-Drugs, vehicular assault after pedestrian accident

On September 6, 2020, SP Machias Troopers arrested Blaine E. Ponter, 25, of Yorkshire, NY for Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.

Troopers investigating a car-pedestrian accident on State Route 16 in the town of Yorkshire determined Ponter had been operating a vehicle while in an impaired condition. He failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. Ponter was then arrested and transported to SP Machias, where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation confirmed impairment.

Ponter was arrested and arraigned in Yorkshire Town Court, where he was released on his own recognizance. He is due to reappear in that court in October.

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