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Hermon man charged wth aggravated DWI after striking utility pole in Potsdam

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AGGRAVATED DWI - POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Departmentdeputies charged Andrew J. Burwell of 143 Northwoods Road, Hermon, with aggravated driving while intoxicated and ticketed him for vehicle and traffic law violations after responding to a one-vehicle accident at 3:30 a.m. Saturday on the South Canton Road in the town of Potsdam. Deputies said Burwell struck a utility pole, breaking it. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent, the threshold for elevating a DWI charge to aggravated DWI. Potsdam Fire, Rescue and First Responders also responded to the accident scene, deputies said.

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