FOWLER – A Gouverneur teen was arrested June 15 after a car crash for driving while intoxicated with a passenger less than 16 years old in the car, according to state police.
Ian T. Martin, 17, was charged with Leandra’s Law-DWI, for driving while intoxicated with a person under age 16 in the vehicle and second-degree criminal contempt, both felonies, troopers said.
Police said Martin was driving a Pontiac G6 on the Smith Road when he was unable to negotiate a curve, lost control of his vehicle, exited the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle reportedly came to rest on its room in the front yard of a residence.
A 15-year-old male passenger and Jessica R. Brown, 23 Gouverneur, were passengers inside the vehicle. All three were transported to Gouverneur Hospital by a rescue squad for minor injuries, officers said.
After Martin was released from the hospital, he was arrested for DWI, police said. He allegedly refused a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content.
Trooper discovered there was an order of protection against Martin, listing the 15-year-old as the protected party.
Martin was arraigned in Fowler Town Court and released under the supervision of probation and will answer the charged in court July 2 at 6 p.m.