Police: New York man was drunk, speeding in New Lebanon school zone


WEST LEBANON, N.Y. -- Police say a New Lebanon man's blood alcohol level was 3 1/2 times the legal limit for driving and was going 17 mph over the speed limit when he sped past an elementary school minutes before classes let out on Tuesday.

Andrew Darcy, 30, is facing charges of aggravated drunken driving and speeding following a traffic stop on State Route 20 near the Walter B. Howard Elementary School just across the Massachusetts border.

New York State Troopers said Darcy was going 62 mph in a 45 mph zone when he was pulled over at about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. He was allegedly found to have a blood-alcohol content of .28 percent, which is 3 1/2 times the legal limit for driving.

Darcy was charged with aggravated DWI and speeding in a school zone.

He is scheduled to appear in the New Lebanon Town Court on Dec. 20.

The New Lebanon Town Court clerk's office said they didn't have any information as to who would be representing Darcy in court.


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