09 September 2020
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


  
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

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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