Brasher Falls man jailed on felony DWI charge after driving off roadway on CR 50, troopers say
BRASHER — A Brasher Falls man was jailed on a felony driving while intoxicated charge Thursday night on George Street after the vehicle he was driving exited the roadway, according to state police.
Troopers said they observed a 2016 Dodge Ram pick up truck turning from St. Regis Street, northbound, onto State Route 11C, eastbound. Vehicle proceeded eastbound on State Route 11C in the westbound lane of traffic. The vehicle then crossed onto CR 50 and the drivers-side tires exited the north shoulder of the roadway.The vehicle was stopped as it turned south onto George Street, police said.
The operator provided troopers with a driver’s license belonging to another individual. The trooper however, due to previous law enforcement encounters, identified the driver as Kevin R. Wells, 40.
Wells was charged with felony DWI: previous conviction within last 10 years, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation: alcohol, felony and second-degree criminal impersonation, officers said.
He was also charged with circumvent an interlock: operate without device, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, improper right turn, driving without a license and improper right turn, police said.
An open container of Mike's Hard cranberry lemonade was found in the center console, police said.
Wells was transported to state police barracks in Winthrop for processing where he allegedly refused to provide a breath test to determine his blood-alcohol content (BAC). A DMV check revealed Wells holds a revoked NY I.D. card only, police said. He has a revocation for a DWI offense on Oct. 11, 2011 and another revocation for a DWI on Nov. 23, 2010.
He was also found to have an ignition interlock device restriction. The vehicle Wells was operating did not have an interlock device.
He was arraigned in Brasher court by Justice Burns and remanded to St. Lawrence County Jail on $25,00 bail.