Man charged with drunk driving at nearly three times legal limit in Potsdam
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:16 am

POTSDAM – Potsdam police have charged a Delaware man with driving while his blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.

Eric J. Evans, 23, Wilmington, Del., was stopped by a village officer along Maple Street at 1:56 a.m. Sunday after the officer saw that the driver allegedly was not wearing a seat belt.

Testing showed that Evans had a blood alcohol level of .23 percent, nearly triple the .08 percent threshold for a DWI charge.

Evans was issued tickets for first-offense DWI, aggravated DWI, and a seat belt violation.

He will answer the charges in Village Court Jan. 30.