Potsdam police charge Syracuse man with DWI
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 9:50 am

POTSDAM — Robert J. Elbers, 26, of Syracuse, was charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts by village police March 3 at 2:34 p.m. after a traffic stop on Leroy Street.

Police said a patrol observed Elbers fail to signal while turning his vehicle onto Cedar Street from Main. He then drove his vehicle through the village at a high rate of speed before he was stopped on Leroy Street.

During the stop, police detected the odor of consumed alcohol from Elbers and asked him to complete a series of roadside sobriety tests.

Elbers failed the tests and was brought to the police station for further processing. A breathalyzer test determined Elbers to have a blood alcohol content of .14 percent.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 of 1 percent or more of BAC, speeding 46 in a 30 mile per hour zone and failing to signal before turning.

Elbers was ticketed, released and is scheduled to appear in town court April 4 at 10 a.m.