GOUVERNEUR – A Gouverneur man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a property-damage accident on U.S. Highway 11 with a state trooper on Friday afternoon, according to troopers.
Frederick C. Foster, 52, was charged with DWI and failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle, officers said.
Troopers say around 4:20 p.m. that Foster, who was operating a 2011 Chevrolet pickup, failed to yield the right of way while entering U.S. Highway 11.
Foster’s vehicle entered the roadway, striking the driver’s side of a state police vehicle that was responding to a call with its emergency lights and siren activated and traveling eastbound.
Neither Foster nor the trooper was injured.
He was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated, officers said.
His blood alcohol content was determined to be .16 percent.
Foster is to appear at the Town of Gouverneur Court on April 9, 2014 at 9 a.m.