Tri-county blotter

Jean Sotomoya

Driver cited for felony DWI

MAYFIELD — Ryan S. Bronson, 27, of County Highway 107, Perth, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 2:05 a.m. Saturday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device, as well as other vehicle and traffic law violations.

Bronson will appear later in Town Court.

Man charged with taking headphones

AMSTERDAM — Jean Sotomoya, 21, was charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief by state police on Sunday.

Troopers said at approximately 4:30 p.m., Walmart loss prevention personnel observed Sotomoya tear open a wireless headphones package and remove the headphones. Troopers said Sotomoya was then observed leaving Walmart without paying for the merchandise.

A be-on-the-look-out for Sotomoya was issued, and he was later observed in the vicinity of the Route 30 Taco Bell.

He was taken in to custody without incident and his identity confirmed by Walmart loss prevention personnel.

Sotomoya was released with tickets returnable to the Town Court on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Driver charged with drunk driving

CHARLESTON — Devann Tripp, 26, of Canajoharie was charged with driving while intoxicated by state police on Sunday.

Troopers said at approximately 12:01a.m., Tripp was observed operating a black F150 pickup truck on Route 162 in violation of the posted speed limit and a traffic stop was initiated.

During the interview with the operator, the trooper said they detected the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Tripp was asked to exit the truck and perform standardized field sobriety tests, which she subsequently failed.

Troopers said Tripp submitted to a breath test which yielded a 0.13 percent blood-alcohol content. She was issued several tickets returnable for the Town Court at a later date and was released to a sober third party.

Running a red light leads to felony DWI

AMSTERDAM — Dian Roginski, 48, of Vernon was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated by state police on Friday.

Troopers said at approximately 5:33 p.m., they observed Roginski, while operating a 2008 Ford Expedition, run the red light at the intersection of Miami Avenue and Route 30 in the town. The trooper attempted to stop Roginski, but she failed to comply until she finally stopped on Wallins Corners Road.

During the course of the interview with Roginski, the trooper observed an open alcoholic beverage container in the center console, next to the driver.

When asked to produce her driver’s license and vehicle registration, Roginski provided the wrong documents.

Roginski was asked to exit the vehicle and to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which she subsequently failed.

Roginski refused to submit to a pre-breath test screening. She was placed under arrested for the suspicion of DWI and transported back to the state police barracks at Fonda for processing.

While at barracks, troopers said Roginski submitted to a breath test which yielded a 0.21 percent blood-alcohol content.

She was released to a sober third party with tickets returnable to the Town Court at a later date.

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