DWI among several charges against man

ST. JOHNSVILLE – An Oppenheim man was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated after a lane violation on Saturday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin Lee Debell, 21, of 6166 Route 29, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, DWI, aggravated DWI with a blood-alcohol content at or above 0.18 percent and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

He was also charged with having an uninspected motor vehicle, driving across hazardous markings and refusal to submit to a pre-screening test, the Sheriff’s Department said.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Debell was stopped near the Cumberland Farms in St. Johnsville after he committed a lane violation and later failed a standardized field sobriety test.

He was also found to have a revoked drivers license because of a prior incident of driving while ability impaired by alcohol, authorities said.

Debell was arraigned in Town Court and sent to the Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

He is to reappear in Town Court in December.

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