Motorist arrested for drunk driving following Gouverneur crash; others charged with DWI in Louisville, Potsdam, Norwood, Norfolk
Monday, July 4, 2011 - 10:43 am

Motorists were charged with drunk driving in Gouverneur, Louisville, Potsdam, Norwood and Norfolk this weekend, according to police.

St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies charged Darren J. Baker, 22, of 179 Orebed Rd., Harrisville, with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle went off River Drive in Gouverneur. Deputies said he struck a parked vehicle at 455 Van Buren Rd. after traveling across the lawn and driveway. Deputies were assisted by Gouverneur police.

Kevin A. Blain, 21, Brasher Falls, was charged with driving while intoxicated, inadequate muffler and no license on NYS Hwy. 56, Louisville, at 2:11 this morning, according to state police. He was issued appearance tickets.

Kelzo B. Shrewsberry, 28, Norfolk, was cited with DWI at 2:32 this morning on Morgan Street in Potsdam. He was also charged with failure to dim lights and no license, police said.

Scott M. Trombley, 38, Malone, was cited for DWI and inadequate plate lamp at 3:50 a.m. today on Park Street in Norwood. He was released to a third party.

Brooke G. Barney, 31, Cresco, Penn., was charged with DWI at 11:01 p.m. Sunday on NYS Hwy. 56, Norfolk, according to state police. She was also cited with drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway. She was released to a third party, police said.

Dennis Absalom Chasweka, 23, Canton, was charged with DWI, failure to signal and unlicensed operation at 3:09 a.m. Saturday on Maple Street, Potsdam. Village police said his blood alcohol content was .14 percent, nearly double the .08 percent threshold for DWI.