Cops: DWI suspect was nearly 5x legal limit

Posted at: 09/09/2013 4:14 PM | Updated at: 09/09/2013 5:17 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Bookmark and Share


Richard Laferriere

Washington County Sheriff's Department

KINGSBURY – The Washington County Sheriff's Office say a man was driving his car, nearly five times the legal limit.

A woman who knows 41-year-old Richard Laferriere called police to tell them he was stumbling and falling out of his car Sunday afternoon. She took his keys before calling the authorities.

Police determined Laferriere had driven with a blood alcohol content of 0.39 percent. The legal limit for operating a vehicle is 0.08 percent.

Laferriere was taken to Glens Falls Hospital to be evaluated. He will appear in Kingsbury Town Court at a later date.



WNYT welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.