Motorcycling while intoxicated and drunk driving while mobile phoning arrests made in Potsdam
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 9:52 am

POTSDAM — Potsdam police made two separate drunk driving arrests June 16, one involving a motorcycle and the other a cell phone. Both resulted in numerous charges for the drivers.

Police said Shaun C. Deon, 28, of Potsdam, was seen by patrols driving west on Sandstone Drive at a high rate of speed (60 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone) around 2:31 a.m. When patrols attempted to make a traffic stop, Deon began to slow down and then pulled back out into traffic, continuing down the road.

Police said Deon was swerving back and forth before coming to a full stop on Pine Street.

During the stop, patrol officers detected the odor of alcohol coming from Deon. Deon subsequently failed a series of roadside sobriety tests.

He was transported back to the Potsdam police station for processing, where a breathalyzer test determined his blood alcohol content to be .17 percent.

Police said Deon was also found to be driving with a suspended Class D license and no motorcycle license.

Deon was charged with speeding, failure to comply with a lawful order, operating out of class, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent.

Deon is scheduled to appear in Potsdam town court on July 11 at 10 a.m.

During the second, separate DWI arrest, police said they observed Corey T. Waiculonis, 25, of Norwood, using a mobile phone while driving on Debra Drive at 7:57 p.m.

After stopping Waiculonis, patrols detected the odor of alcohol coming from the driver.

Waiculonis subsequently failed a series of roadside sobriety tests and refused the roadside breath test. During processing later, Waiculonis was found to have a blood alcohol content of .15 percent. He was also found to be driving with a suspended license.

The Norwood man was charged with operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent, refusal to take a breath test, and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony.

Waiculonis is also scheduled to appear in town court July 11 at 10 a.m.