BOSTON, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 22-year-old man is facing a second alcohol offense after being arrested around 11 p.m. last Friday by State Police.
Troopers say they found a car on Mill Street in the Town of Boston that appeared to have backed down the street before coming to a rest on top of the guide rails, but the driver was nowhere to be found. Authorities initiated a search and say they located 22-year-old Jeremy Ballou of Lackawanna on the sidewalk in front of the Boston Hotel.
State Police say Ballou at first denied driving the car, but later changed his story and told troopers the vehicle was unable to make it up the hill so he backed it down the street and ended up on top of the guide rails. But troopers say Ballou failed field sobriety tests and he was arrested for DWI.
Ballou's license had previously been suspended for an alcohol offense, and State Police say in this incident, his BAC was .17 percent, more than twice the legal limit.
In addition to DWI, Ballou is charged with first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane unsafely, unsafe backing, unsafe tires, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
He's due back in court at a later date.
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