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Troopers: Glenville man drove three times legal limit, crashed vehicle in Lake Luzerne

Troopers: Glenville man drove three times legal limit, crashed vehicle in Lake Luzerne

The incident happened Saturday afternoon, state police say
Troopers: Glenville man drove three times legal limit, crashed vehicle in Lake Luzerne
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LAKE LUZERNE - A Glenville man faces a felony DWI count after troopers found him asleep at the wheel of a crashed car with an open bottle of alcohol in his hand, state police said.

His blood alcohol content then tested at more than three times the legal limit to drive, state police said.

Jeffrey M. Brown, 48, of Glenville, was arrested and charged in the Saturday afternoon incident with felony driving while intoxicated and felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Troopers discovered Brown at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday when a trooper on patrol during heavy snow conditions spotted a vehicle off the western shoulder of Route 9N in Lake Luzerne, state police said.

The trooper then spotted heavy damage to the passenger side and Brown asleep in the driver's seat with the open bottle of alcohol in his hand.

The trooper assisted Brown from the vehicle and attempted to administer field sobriety tests, but Brown couldn't complete them, state police said.

He was then taken into custody and provided a breath sample at the barracks. His blood alcohol content came back at 0.26 percent. The legal limit to drive is 0.08.

The felony DWI count was because Brown has a prior DWI conviction, state police said.

Brown was issued an appearance ticket and released to a third party to appear in court later.

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