Drunken Norfolk man kicked out of house, beats on vehicles, police say
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:29 pm

POTSDAM -- A drunken visitor was thrown out of Potsdam residence Thursday night, and beat on his own vehicle, then the residents' vehicle, and was finally arrested by Potsdam police as he tried to drive away.

Police say that Jordy R. Reif, 25, Norfolk, was "an out of control intoxicated subject that had unknowingly entered the residence and entered their bedroom."

The residents ordered him out and an argument ensued.

Police said he did leave, and commenced pounding on his vehicle, then the residents' pickup truck, damaging both.

The police, called in at about 11 p.m., found the suspect driving his damaged car along May Road and stopped him there.

Reif was charged with driving while intoxicated and had a blood alcohol level of .15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit, according to police.

Police said they discovered that Reif's license had been suspended after a previous conviction for driving while impaired, and a charge of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, was added.

For allegedly damaging the vehicles, Reif was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He was arraigned in Potsdam Village Court before Justice Pignone at 1:30 a.m., and was released to the supervision of probation.

He is ordered to reappear in court on June 15.