Drivers in Potsdam, Waddington triple, double legal alcohol limit
Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:58 am

A driver in Potsdam was at nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol, and another in Waddington with more than twice the legal limit early today, police said.

An improper turn and signal led to felony charges of driving while intoxicated against a Frankfort man this morning in Potsdam.

Village police say they measured the blood alcohol level of Anatoliy Shinkarevich, 24, at .23 percent, nearly three times the DWI threshold of .08 percent.

A Potsdam patrol officer reports seeing Shinkarevich make an improper left turn from Willow Street onto Market Street, and then fail to signal a lane change on Market Street, at about 1 a.m. The officer stopped the vehicle on Maple Street and believed the driver to be intoxicated. He also found that Shinkarevich's license had been revoked after a previous DWI conviction.

He was charged with the turn and signal infractions, and three felonies, aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction, and aggravated DWI with a previous conviction.

Arraigned by Judge Pignone, Shinkarevich was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash, or $3,000 bond.

A Waddington woman is accused of aggravated driving while intoxicated after sheriff's deputies allegedly measured her blood alcohol content at .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Jennifer L. Oshier, 27, 45 Mary Manor Dr., was stopped early today along St. Lawrence Avenue in Waddington.

She was released on appearance tickets for aggravated DWI and moving from a lane unsafely.