The incident took place in Ulster County around 11 a.m., Monday, March 27 on Route 9W in Saugerties.
According to Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, a 2013 Audi A5, driven by James Dorans, age 37, of Saugerties, pulled onto Route 9W from Red Maple Road, directly into the path of a marked Saugerties Police car, nearly striking the patrol vehicle.
The officer executed a traffic stop and found Dorans was under the influence of alcohol and discovered an open bottle of Titos Vodka on the passenger floor of the vehicle, Sinagra said.
During his arrest, Dorans refused to submit to a chemical breath test, police said.
He was charged with:
- Refusal to submit to a chemical test,
- Failure to yield the right of way,
- Obstructed license plate.
During the arraignment, the Judge suspended Dorans’s driving privileges. He was then released to a third party.
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