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Police Stop Erratic Driver in Patterson, Lodge DWI Charge

His blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent, according to authorities.

A 54-year-old Holmes man is facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated after cops stopped him in Patterson Sunday afternoon.

Troopers from the Southeast barracks arrested Charles D. Hyatt at about 1:40 p.m. that day. He is accused of crossing over the double yellow line on Route 22 and drifting onto the shoulder while behind the wheel of a 2011 Dodge Ram.

Officials say Hyatt's blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent. The legal limit is 0.08. In addition to the misdemeanor, authorities charged him with three infractions.

Hyatt was released pending a future appearance in Town of Patterson Justice Court.

Editor's note: The New York State Police provided this information. It does not indicate a conviction.

cindy battreall February 12, 2013 at 03:54 PM
His level was higher than the limit and he should NOT have been released - When you are driving drunk - you should be thrown in jail and not get out for a long time - I do not want these people hurting me or my children. Enough already with the leniency with drunk drivers - make it hurt and maybe they will stop - take away licenses - extend jail times - It makes me sick!
Rachel February 12, 2013 at 06:10 PM
At 1:40pm??? Right in the middle of the day. I probably drove past him on our way to flag football at the Rec Center. What is wrong with these people? There are numerous DWI arrests reported every single week. I agree with Cindy, ENOUGH ALREADY!!

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