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Police: Man drove drunk in lot at NY state trooper academy

May 18, 2017 10:27 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 49-year-old man has been charged with driving drunk in the parking lot at the New York State Police Academy.

State police say an off-duty trooper reported a suspicious person Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the academy located at state police headquarters in Albany. Troopers say they watched a man exit his vehicle and lay down in a grassy area behind the academy.

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Troopers say they conducted a field sobriety test on the man and then took him to the trooper station at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, where a breath test revealed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.28 percent. The legal limit in New York is 0.08 percent.

The man was ticketed for aggravated driving while intoxicated.

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