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Troopers: Man who drove off from Clifton Park convenience store disturbance had 0.34 BAC

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CLIFTON PARK – A California man who drove off from a disturbance at a Clifton Park Stewart’s had a blood alcohol content more than four times the legal limit, state police said.

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The incident happened last weekend, March 13, at the Stewart’s Shops in Clifton Park, state police said in a release Friday.

Troopers responded to a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at the shop. They arrived and a patron flagged them down to report the subject was in his vehicle and pulling out of the parking lot, troopers said.

Troopers followed the vehicle and spotted the operator committing a series of traffic infractions and they soon stopped him, state police said.

The driver, identified as Jesse A. Kelton, 45, of Pittsburg, Ca., showed signs of impairment and he failed sobriety tests at the scene, troopers said.

Troopers then took Kelton to the barracks, where he provided a breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content at 0.34 percent, more than four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Troopers charged Kelton with one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Kelton was issued an appearance ticket and released to appear in court later.

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