Winthrop man charged with felony DWI, accused of speeding in Potsdam with lights out, no license, other offenses
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:34 am

POTSDAM -- Travis J. Charleson, 34, Winthrop, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, speeding, unlicensed operation and other infractions after police stopped his vehicle Sunday at 9:18 p.m. along Madrid Avenue.

Police said they stopped him after seeing his vehicle driving at 55 mph in a 30 mph zone at night without headlights on.

Police located an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and believed Charleson to be intoxicated. A chemical test determined him to have a blood alcohol content of .11 percent.

Charleson was found to have a revoked driver license for a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and that he was restricted to having an ignition interlock device in his vehicle, police said.

He was charged with felony DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a required interlock device, first-degree unlicensed operation, speeding, no headlights, and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Charleson was arraigned by Judge Camp in Pierrepont Town Court and released under the supervision of the probation department with a return court date of Aug. 15.