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Police accuse man of DWI hit-and-run crash


Michael J. Conway, 49, of 545 Cross St., was charged by Watertown police Saturday night with aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an injury-causing accident and resisting arrest.

Mr. Conway is accused of striking a man with his pickup truck at 10:36 p.m. Saturday and driving away. Police said the victim, Michael H. Wojcik, 30, Evans Mills, was directing traffic into the parking lot of an Arsenal Street business. Mr. Wojcik complained of a wrist injury but did not seek medical treatment, police said.

Mr. Conway’s pickup was later found in his driveway, and he was charged with resisting arrest after he allegedly pulled away from police officers while they tried to handcuff him.

His blood alcohol content was 0.32 percent, police said. A BAC level of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or more.

Mr. Conway was ordered to appear in Watertown City Court.

Also charged with DWI and related offenses:

n Carrie M. Cheers, 26, from Fort Meade, Md., was charged by state police in Lowville with an aggravated DWI on Ridge Road in the town at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Police said her BAC was 0.18 percent.

n Che Martinez, 20, Whitehouse, Texas, was charged by Potsdam village police at 1:12 a.m. Saturday after he was stopped on Main Street for driving without headlights, police said. His BAC was listed as 0.09 percent.

n Brittany L. Murphy, 28, of 36 Justina St., Heuvelton, was charged by state police at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. She was stopped on Linden Street, Ogdensburg, for not having an adequate plate lamp, police said. Her BAC was listed as 0.16 percent.

n Mark C. Maroney, 32, of 1806 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, was charged by state police at 3:23 a.m. Sunday after he was found stopped on County Route 24 in Edwards while asleep at the wheel. His car was still in drive and partially in the right-hand lane, police said. His BAC was listed as 0.15 percent.

n Matthew A. Jacobs, 30, of 13 Andrew Johnson Road, Hogansburg, was charged by state police at 2:20 a.m. Sunday on County Route 42 in Massena after allegedly failing to signal a turn. His BAC was 0.10 percent, police said.

n Aaron M. Vice, 34, of 480 County Route 37, Massena, was charged by Massena village police with aggravated DWI at 8:28 a.m. Sunday after he was stopped for allegedly turning without signaling on Parker Street, Massena. He also was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle for driving with a suspended license, police said. His BAC was 0.18 percent, police said.

n Daniel M. Scott, 26, of 10012 5th Armored Division Drive, Fort Drum, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 5:32 a.m. Sunday after being stopped on Route 11 in the town of LeRay for having no operable license plate lamps, deputies said. His BAC was listed at 0.14 percent.

n Gianna M. Murtagh, 20, Millerton, was charged by state police at 2:20 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 in the town of Watertown after she crashed her vehicle. Her blood was drawn at Samaritan Medical Center to determine her BAC, police said.

n Tori A. Barber, 19, of 22 Emerson Place, Watertown, also was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 2:03 a.m. Tuesday on Public Square in Watertown with having an inoperable license plate lamp. Her BAC was 0.14 percent, deputies said.

Charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs:

n Orion S. Burke, 35, of 44041 Terrace St., Natural Bridge, was charged by Watertown police at 3:09 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Arsenal Street.

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