New York State Troopers in Poughkeepsie arrested a Massachusetts man twice for a New York DWI on the same day last week. Joseph S. Kelley of Canton, Massachusetts drove up to Troop K headquarters in Millbrook in the early morning hours to request directions back to Massachusetts. Kelley was arrested on New York drunk driving charges and had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .17, more than twice New York’s legal limit of .08. Mr. Kelley was then allowed to take a taxi back to a Poughkeepsie hotel to sleep before returning to Massachusetts. However, Kelley requested that the taxi driver stop at an ATM machine, then ran back to the Troop K headquarters, got his Toyota Highlander SUV, and headed north on the Taconic State Parkway.
Troopers stopped Mr. Kelley in the Town of Stanford where he was arraigned on DWI charges and sent to the Dutchess County jail by Judge Frank Weber. On the second drunk driving stop, Mr. Kelley’s BAC was .14, well above the legal limit of .08. Mr. Kelley was due back in court this week to answer both DWI charges.
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