Parent charged with DWI in Moriah
A Vermont man was recently arrested by the Essex County Sheriff's Department for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a child in the car Sept. 9.
David Desmet, 44, of Charlotte, Vt., was arrested for a violation of Leandra's Law, a felony, for having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 and a passenger under the age of 15 in the vehicle, according to police.
Police said he had a 10-year-old child in the car while driving through Moriah.
He was also cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.
Desmet was arraigned in Moriah Town Court and released on his own recognizance.
A Staten Island man was seriously injured when he drove a boat into a stone pier in Hague Sept. 7, police said. Police believe the crash was alcohol-related.
Timothy E. Klingler, 52, collided with the pier near Sentinel Pines Road at 10:40 p.m., the Warren County Sheriff's Office said. The 21-foot 2000 Malibu landed partially on the pier, police said.
He suffered head and chest injuries and was taken to Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga and then transferred to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., police said.
Sheriff's officers believe Klingler had been drinking, and a blood sample was taken to be tested for alcohol content.
Hague Fire Department, Horicon Fire Department dive team and the Ticonderoga Fire Department dive team all assisted at the scene to confirm that there were no other victims in the water that may have been thrown from the boat.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
North Hudson arrest
A New Jersey man was arrested in North Hudson Sept. 11 as a reported fugitive from justice
New York State Police reported Philipe D. Vasconcelos, 21, of Elizabeth, N.J., was stopped at about 5 p.m. on Interstate 87 in the town of North Hudson. Subsequent investigation led to his arrest at about 7 p.m. as a fugitive from justice, according to police.
He was remanded to Essex County Jail.