Couple Arrested After Traffic Accident On Bleecker St.
Utica, NY (WIBX) – A couple found themselves in police custody following a traffic accident on the 600 block of Bleecker Street in Utica. Officials say the two were engaged in an argument when they arrived on the scene. An investigation determined that the driver, 29-year-old Jonathan Hadden was drinking alcohol while driving on the highway and police charged him with the following violations:
- DWI common law
- DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more
- Failed to use designated lane
- Drinking alcohol in motor vehicle on highway
His girlfriend, 42-year-old Jacqueline Ruggiero, was also arrested after police say she attempted to free him from the police vehicle, after he was already secured. Ruggiero is charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration.