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Parked car leads to Johnstown man's drug, DWI arrest

Parked car leads to Johnstown man's drug, DWI arrest

A Johnstown man is facing drunken-driving and drug possession charges after a state trooper found hi

A Johnstown man is facing drunken-driving and drug possession charges after a state trooper found his vehicle parked on a county road in Broadalbin.

A trooper was patrolling the Fulton County town when he noticed a vehicle parked in the northbound lane of County Route 10. He interviewed the driver, 43-year-old Robert Handy, and detected a strong odor of alcohol, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Handy failed field sobriety tests and was found in possession of hydrocodone, police say.

After being transported to state police barracks in Mayfield, Handy’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.11 percent, police say.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was issued tickets to appear Aug. 4 in Broadalbin Town Court.

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