Akwesasne man charged again with DWI after allegedly driving wrong way on NYS Hwy. 37 without interlock device
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 5:23 pm

MASSENA – An Akwesasne man already convicted of drunk driving was arrested again Monday on numerous charges including driving without an interlock device and driving the wrong way on a highway, according to state police.

Todd A. Conners, 46, of 25 Conners Rd., Akwesasne, was arrested after he was observed driving east in the westbound lane of NYS Hwy. 37, police said.

Conners was charged with felony driving while intoxicated for having a previous DWI within 10 years, police said. He was also cited for felony aggravated unlicensed operation first degree, use of vehicle without interlock device and operating out of interlock restriction.

An ignition interlock device is installed on a motor vehicle's dashboard and before the vehicle's motor can be started, the driver first must exhale into the device. If the breath-alcohol concentration is too high, the device prevents the engine from being started.

Conners was also charged with refusal to take a breath test and driving the wrong direction on a one-way street.

He was arraigned in Town of Brasher Court and released under the supervision of Probation. He is to face the charges in Town of Massena Court on March 27.