POTSDAM - Village police charged Thomas R. Kelley, 29, of Dickinson Center with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest and ticketed for failure to signal a lane change and making an unsafe turn at 1:50 a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Maple Street.
He was arraigned by Potsdam Acting Village Justice Margaret Garner and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, with bail set at $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond. He posted bail Friday and was released from custody.
Police said they made the traffic after the allegedly observed Mr. Kelley fail to signal a lane change turning from Market Street onto Maple Street.
They said during their investigation officers determined Kelley was intoxicated and discovered he was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Police said when Kelley was placed into custody, he resisted arrest. During the incident, a Potsdam police officer sustained an injury to his hand.
The officer was treated at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and released.
Police said their investigation is continuing, and further charges are pending.
Mr. Kelley’s blood alcohol content was not available. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered proof of intoxication in the state.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - FORT COVINGTON - Malone-based state police investigated a property damage accident at 4:09 p.m. Friday on state Route 37, near Pike Street, in the town of Fort Covington.
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