Potsdam man accused of DWI, reckless driving, attempting to flee police
POTSDAM -- A Potsdam man who allegedly tried to flee a police stop early this morning faces numerous charges including driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.
Potsdam police report that a vehicle driven along Market Street at about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday by Matthew C. Bosworth, 34, drew their attention with its allegedly inadequate tail lamps. When they tried to pull him over, police say Bosworth speeded up and made a left turn on Elm Street from the right-hand lane on Market Street.He was clocked going 67 mph down the middle of Elm Street.
Police managed to stop him on outer Elm Street, where police say they saw he was intoxicated and taken into custody.
Police said when they tested him, they found his blood alcohol level to be at .20 percent, two and half times the legal limit for driving.
Bosworth has been charged with aggravated DWI, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing of police, speeding, failure to use designated lane, illegal signal, and no license plate lamp.
Bosworth is ordered to appear in village court on April 27.