Police: Massena man faces many counts after nearly hitting pole while drunk with phony hand-drawn inspection sticker
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:29 pm

MASSENA -- A Massena man is facing numerous charges after driving drunk, nearly hitting a telephone pole and displaying a fake hand-drawn inspection sticker, according to village police.

Paul A. White, 56, of 229 Main Street is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to use designated lane, displaying a forged inspection certificate, driving over hazard markings, driver's view obstructed, no/improper signal, uninspected motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle, police said.

A patrol pulled over White on Main Street near the Bridges Avenue intersection around 8:22 p.m. Saturday after he was driving erratically, crossing a double solid line and nearly hitting a telephone pole, police said.

Police said White had a blood alcohol level of .19 percent. The legal threshold for driving while intoxicated in New York state is .08 percent and .18 percent for aggravated DWI.

Police also say he had a fake inspection sticker, made from a piece of paper with written "2018" on it and colored it in with markers.