Two Gouverneur residents charged with DWI after fleeing accident scenes
GOUVERNEUR -- Gouverneur police charged two motorists with driving while intoxicated after both drivers fled the scene of separate property-damage accidents.
Allison M. McAdam, 31, Gouverner, was charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right.McAdam was reportedly driving south on William Street Nov. 6 in a 2010 Toyota when she struck a National Grid pole and left the scene of the accident.
Polie say an investigation found she has a suspended driver’s license and that she was intoxicated by alcohol with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .21%.
She was arrested and processed at the Gouverneur Police Department where she was released with appearance tickets for the Gouverneur Town Court, police said.
Police investigated another accident Nov. 16 and charged the driver with DWI as well.
Jacob M. Burns, 24, Gouverneur, was arrested for first-offense DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, resisting arrest and refusal to take a breath test, officers said.
Burns was observed by a civilian crashing his vehicle into a tree and then fleeing the scene, officers said.
He was later located and resisted arrest ending in a short foot pursuit.
Burns was determined to be intoxicated by alcohol and failed to provide a breath sample, police said.
Both were cited and released, police said