Potsdam man facing several charges after being charged with DWI and allegedly resisting arrest
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:38 am

POTSDAM -- A Potsdam man faces several charges including driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest after a traffic stop early today.

George Koduah-Hamilton, 24, was stopped in his car by Potsdam police t 2:27 a.m. when a patrol allegedly saw him drifting into the left-hand lanes on Market and Depot streets.

The officer believed Koduah-Hamilton to be intoxicated, but he refused a breath test at the scene and again at the police station. He also refused to allow a mug shot to be taken, and when officers attempted to put him back in handcuffs, he resisted, according to police.

The charges against Koduah-Hamilton are two counts of failure to keep right, refusal to take a breath test, first-offense driving while intoxicated, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and resisting arrest.

Koduah-Hamilton was arraigned before Village Justice Pignone and was released to the supervision of probation authorities.