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Troopers: Colonie checkpoint nets four impaired drivers, other arrests

Troopers: Colonie checkpoint nets four impaired drivers, other arrests

Three others also face misdemeanor or felony drug counts, troopers say.
Troopers: Colonie checkpoint nets four impaired drivers, other arrests
Top row: Goca, Kyer, Tewey Bottom row: Johnson, Walsh, Clark
Photographer: New York State Police (insets); Shutterstock (background)

COLONIE - A Friday night sobriety checkpoint in Colonie netted four impaired drivers and three others on drug charges, state police said Wednesday.

Troopers from five barracks took part in the checkpoint, troopers said. The location of the checkpoint in Colonie wasn't included in the release.

Arrested during the checkpoint were:

Conor Goca, 22, of Ballston Spa, charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and violation marijuana possession. A state police drug recognition expert found him to be impaired, troopers said.

Jenna Kyer, 26, of Mechanicville, charged with driving while intoxicated. She had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent, state police said, above the legal limit of 0.08.

Michael Tewey, 59, of Cohoes, charged with driving while intoxicated. He had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 percent, troopers said.

Keith Johnson, 53, of Mechanicville, charged with driving while intoxicated. He had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent, troopers said.

Brian Walsh, 21, of Clifton Park, charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and violation marijuana possession. He possessed several concentrated cannabis cartridges and loose marijuana, troopers said.

Shawn Scoville, 25, of Cohoes, charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, along with violation marijuana possession. He possessed four concentrated cannabis cartridges and a baggie of marijuana, troopers said.

Randy Clark, 29, of Cohoes, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He possessed four Suboxone sublingual films containing the narcotic drug Buprenorphine, troopers said.

Troopers also cited 11 others for violation marijuana possession. One of those people and another person was picked up on a warrant.

Troopers noted that several people used taxi cabs and ride sharing services, like Uber and Lyft after drinking.

"As always, Troopers were pleased to meet the designated drivers who donated their time to give safe rides to drinkers," the release reads.

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