108 MPH Traffic Stop Leads to DWI Arrest on New York State Thruway
A traffic stop for speeding has led to the arrest of a Bergen, New York man in the Town of Schuyler.
According to New York State Police, the incident occurred in the early morning hours Tuesday.
Troopers patrolling the Thruway observed a pickup truck going 108 miles-per-hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone.
State Police stopped the speeding truck and interviewed the driver, 46-year-old Paul Tuttle. They noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Sobriety tests indicated that Tuttle was allegedly intoxicated and he was taken into custody. He was transported to the Schuyler State Police barracks and refused to submit to a chemical test.
Tuttle is facing several charges including DWI, speeding, refusal of a breath screen and other traffic charges. Tuttle has been remanded to the Herkimer County Jail and will appear again in Schuyler Town Court on January 15th.