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Gansevoort man arrested on third DWI in a month

A Gansevoort man found himself in a familiar position Monday morning — arrested on drunk driving cha
David A. Bridges
David A. Bridges

A Gansevoort man found himself in a familiar position Monday morning — arrested on drunk driving charges for the third time in just over a month, according to state police.

No injuries were reported in any of the three arrests. David A. Bridges, 51, of Gansevoort, was arraigned and ordered held on $2,000 cash bail after his most recent arrest, police said.

Bridges was previously arrested on drunk driving charges Aug. 6, also in Moreau, and July 8 in Fort Edward, Washington County, state police said.

In Monday morning’s incident, state police received a call just after 9:30 from someone at the Valero gas station off Exit 17 in Moreau. The caller reported an intoxicated driver in a black Cadillac leaving the gas station and heading north toward South Glens Falls.

State police caught up with him a short distance away on Route 9. Troopers said they immediately smelled alcohol on Bridges’ breath and he failed sobriety tests. A breath test showed his blood alcohol content at .20. The limit to drive is .08.

Police reviewed the surveillance footage from the gas station and found that Bridges almost struck a gas pump when pulling into the lot and he then parked in the middle of the lot. Once inside, he purchased a 12-pack of beer and then left.

Bridges was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated due to his blood alcohol content level. He was ordered held on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.

Bridge’s Aug. 6 arrest came at about 12:30 p.m. following a traffic stop by state police on Route 9. His blood alcohol level then was measured at .17. His first arrest came July 8 as a result of a stop by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Edward, state police said. The terms of his release in the previous two cases were not immediately clear.

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